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April 17, 2009

Seventeen Magazine is 65

Seventeen America’s oldest teen magazine Seventeen turns 65 this year. The magazine was first published in 1944 by Walter Annenberg’s Triangle Publications and is now owned by Hearst. Unlike its long-time rival YM, Seventeen weathered the explosion of competitors in the 1990s, few of which are left standing now. The content of Seventeen, despite its name, is targeted at 13 to 20 year-olds with information and advice on fashion trends, beauty, celebrities and health with a mostly positive and light tone.

Recently Seventeen partnered with O magazine to survey about 1,000 teenage and young women and 1,000 mothers of daughters that age about daughter-mother communication including the almost always-dreaded sex talk. O magazine editor-at-large Gayle King and Seventeen magazine editor-in-chief Ann Shoket joined "Good Morning America" to discuss the survey’s findings.



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Michelle Ryan
Michelle Ryan
Michelle Ryan is obsessed with good food, great shoes and Alabama football way down South in Savannah, Georgia. She hasn’t met a kitchen gadget she hasn’t at least thought about buying (trying them is another story) and devotes her time to Bikram Yoga, baking and trying to overcome long-held finicky eating habits.