These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Seventeen Left Biased based on editorial positions that strongly favors left-leaning causes. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1944, Seventeen is an American teen magazine that targets a reader-base of 13-to-19-year-old females. The print magazine is printed 6 times per year focusing on beauty, fashion and lifestyle. The executive director is Kristin Koch.
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Funded by / Ownership
Seventeen is owned by the Hearst Corporation, which is an American mass media and business information conglomerate based in New York City. Hearst owns newspapers, magazines, television channels, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. Seventeen generates revenue through magazine sales and subscriptions as well as advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Seventeen primarily covers fashion, beauty, and teen lifestyle on both the website and print magazine. However, they also cover politics with a left-leaning bias in story selection and use of strongly loaded language in headlines, such as this: All the Lies Trump Told About Abortion Last Night and this Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People WILL NOT Be Erased. Both of these stories are properly sourced to credible media such as the New York Times and The Guardian. Editorially, Seventeen supports left-leaning causes such as pro-environment, activism for LGBTQ and Feminism.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check by an IFCN fact-checker.
Overall, we rate Seventeen Left Biased based on editorial positions that strongly favors left-leaning causes. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/23/2019)
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