In May, 29-year-old Elaine Welteroth substituted Amy Astley as chief editor of Teen Vogue. Since then, the magazine- founded in 2003 - is engaging with political and social issues, like feminism, identity and activism.
Recent stories include exploring what it’s like to be a Muslim woman facing a Trump presidency, a list of reasons why Mike Pence’s record on women’s rights and LGBTQ rights should trouble readers, and a video in which two Native American teenagers from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
In engaging with social issues, the magazine has raised praise on social media, with some writers commenting that Teen Vogue is doing a better job of covering important stories in 2016 than legacy news publications. But it's also an intelligent from a business perspective. Teenagers who’ve grown up on the internet are as likely to be informed about social issues as their parents are, and just as eager to read and share stories that reflect their concerns about the world. Conclusion: young reader are becoming more attentive to politics than to hairstyles and celebrity gossip.
As reported in The Atlantic.