Seventeen Magazine


Title: Seventeen Magazine

Publisher: Hearst Media, no other unique identifiers found.

What it’s about: 

Seventeen magazine focuses on young adult women.

How well written are the articles, how many ads in comparison to other things, etc? 

Surprisingly, Seventeen magazine doesn’t have any articles. There is an advertisement every 2 to 3 pages. Spread out on the other pages are gift buying guides, and makeup tips.  All of the ads with the exception of one is about makeup, skin care, perfume, and color contacts. The only serious ad is a very effective and disturbing one about the dangers of smoking. There is one infographic on fashion, and one interview with six pages devoted to a dual article from a couple of actors from Empire.  

Ideas for talking about other materials to YA audiences:

When reading this magazine, how effective do you feel are the advertisements? How effective is the smoking ad?

Curriculum: journalism, critical analysis of media

Reading Level and interest level: 16+

Reader’s Annotation:  Do you want to learn how to take the perfect selfie? Then this magazine is for you!

Challenge Issues: N/A

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Why did you pick this for your collection?  

  • popular culture