As mentioned earlier, these magazines seek to reach out to these segments. If one person from that segment then decides to open up her now because she feels like she is able to understand her peers more then her assumption can be very valid. Who knows better what teenagers are going through than teenagers themselves right?
You can gather the most competitive editorial stuff but you are not guaranteed a content that will appeal to teenagers but when teenagers pool together their experiences then chances are most likely whatever they get out of it is a universal truth for the rest of them. This is one key reason why the young people are a success in magazine publishing.
It is also an issue these days about how the magazine industry is sending the wrong messages to young people like how they glorify really thin models or generally how they say that one has to look beautiful all the time. Worst they have their own definition of beautiful and cascade it like everyone else has to look the same in order to be considered in the same league. More and more young people are rebelling on these notions. They ask why can’t the media be more appreciative of individual differences and be less judgmental. These concerns fuel them to come up with their own opinions and rightly so.
Magazine publishing is no easy industry but with the right insight, you can go a long way. You just have to find the right people and the right goal to guide you along and again this can only be possible if you started off with the right insight in mind. It is wise then to invest a lot on research and to go give time to test this research so that you will be able to start at the right foot.
It would sure be an easier road when you have that accomplished,