Masthead The masthead of a magazine is the headline of the cover in which it addresses the target audience what the magazi...
Masthead is in bold pale peach Barcode Central Image showing Janet Jackson posing with a camera Cover lines talking about ...
Mid-Shot of Lady Gaga which makes her the star persona of the magazine, in which she shows some of he orangey bronze chest...
Main cover line saying 30 Seconds To Mars, linking it to Jared Leto who’s on the front cover This top strip has a picture ...
Masthead is in really big bold writing taking up a quarter of the front cover Dateline gives the date of what date or mont...
Masthead is called ‘Parent and School’ which may appeal to both parents and students to read The image on the front cover ...
The ‘KIDS’ title being the masthead. It’s very big and bright and stands out than the rest of the front cover also it show...
Music Magazine Contents Page #1 Mid Shot central image showing the model’s body pose Consistent Layout Style with medium s...
Telling you what dateline it is of the new magazine issue which it’s the 1 st  of July Telling you what part of the magazi...
The contents page in a different layout Dateline telling the audience what month its been released in Long shot picture of...
School Magazine Contents #1 Pink Background linking the contents of the theme to be appealed to girls The pictures represe...
The title contents is in bold text Loads of images which relate to education and academic teachings Images of crayons in r...
Leading into the contents page, of saying what’s inside the magazine Main features inside the magazine issue Page of the m...
A quote from Lily’ Allen’s interview which is not a title The featured article about Lily Allen in which the text is small...
A ‘Riot Exclusive’, means that the article is a new and exclusive one due to a major  interview The main article in which ...
The bold headline ‘The Teenagers’ tells you who the article is based on A Long shot picture of the band ‘The Teenagers’   ...
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  1. 3. Masthead The masthead of a magazine is the headline of the cover in which it addresses the target audience what the magazine company is called. All magazine mastheads have different names, which could be developed to the type of magazine genre its generated for its target audience. Central Image The central image on a magazine is the main that the audience see when they look at the magazine. There is mostly a star persona of a celebrity on the front cover to help promote the new issue of the magazine or because they’re the main purpose of that issue. Features Information or short pieces of text on the front cover of a magazine, telling the reader some of the main articles inside the issue of a magazine. Cover Lines One line descriptions of the cover line, this is to tempt the reader in picking up the magazine and buying it, to whatever article there may be. Left Third The left third of a magazine sometimes shows only half a the central image in shops and stores making it vital that the magazine is not shown full-frontage for reader. Selling Line Very quick, sharp and snappy. It over exaggerates on the magazine e.g. “The Best Magazine Worldwide” which is not true because there is no identified proof. Barcode A small black and white box that has different sized strips in which it also has 12 digits which is coded for the price of the magazine.
  2. 4. Masthead is in bold pale peach Barcode Central Image showing Janet Jackson posing with a camera Cover lines talking about other cover lines inside the magazine Model Credit, gives a phrase about the model/celebrity in the central image Features gives more information about other main features in the magazine issue Top Strip, gives key information Music Magazine Annotation #1
  3. 5. Mid-Shot of Lady Gaga which makes her the star persona of the magazine, in which she shows some of he orangey bronze chest towards the camera The purple stars linking the theme into Lady Gaga’s hair Selling Line, making it short, snappy and persuasive Left Third Left Third Only shows the left third of a magazine due to the consumers seeing a bit of it in shops Masthead In bold writing which makes it noticeable that ‘Billboard’ is the company of the magazine Model Credit Music Magazine Annotation #2
  4. 6. Main cover line saying 30 Seconds To Mars, linking it to Jared Leto who’s on the front cover This top strip has a picture so it gives you detail of who’s returning Mini sized mid shots giving examples of heavy metals posters that may be inside the magazine The red star shape, filled with text gives a reader a chance to see a band Website, in the front cover by the barcode to promote the website towards its public audience Central Image of Jared Leto giving a Masthead ‘KERRANG’ has a rock theme due to the magazine theme Music Magazine Annotation #3
  5. 7. Masthead is in really big bold writing taking up a quarter of the front cover Dateline gives the date of what date or month the magazine was made Main cover line Since it’s a school magazine, it’s helping pupil who are going to through examinations for their GCSE on how to feel less stressed Feature promoting a prize win of £100 Worth Of Revision Selling line ‘Aim high and believe you can” its quite catchy since it links to the masthead Cover line This cover line in ‘Fly’ gives students advice on how to change up their school uniform Pug tells reader that the magazine is free and un payable School Magazine Annotation #1
  6. 8. Masthead is called ‘Parent and School’ which may appeal to both parents and students to read The image on the front cover is not really central, but shows a focused young student with unfocused teachers in the back Red Bold Writing with a different font compared to the fonts on the front cover Selling Line “The Science on Energy Smart Schools” not a real catchy selling line but quite simple and more less obvious Different features that are inside the magazine Main School logo or the School Magazine logo School Magazine Annotation #2
  7. 9. The ‘KIDS’ title being the masthead. It’s very big and bright and stands out than the rest of the front cover also it shows that it appeals to kids This a medium close-up shot of a young girl you slightly grinning. In stores, some girls may see her and think it may appeal to them due to her being on the cover Main cover line with Over-exaggeration on the word “exclusive” because it may only be a child being interviewed and not a major celebrity Other featured cover lines in the magazine issue The wizard of oz portrayal background, almost making it look like the model is in a playful garden Telling the audience that it’s the first ever premier issue of the magazine School Magazine Annotation #3
  8. 10. Music Magazine Contents Page #1 Mid Shot central image showing the model’s body pose Consistent Layout Style with medium sized font Features Main Cover lines (with a standout colour of blue which is different to the yellow Showing the numbers in which you can see this picture with the article Bold Mid Yellow Writing Jet black background, making the contents link to the dark rock theme Contact Details for the magazine company Medium Extreme Long shot of a concert arena from a person POV Cover lines are in yellow and white writing telling us what page is
  9. 11. Telling you what dateline it is of the new magazine issue which it’s the 1 st of July Telling you what part of the magazine this it List of main features inside the magazine issue, which there is a sentence explaining what’s on that page Showing a long shot picture, medium sized photo of a drummer, there is a small box with the number 34, showing this is a feature in the magazine issue although its not in the features list In big bold capital text with a with a small picture of a set of drums The orange, black and white theme of the contents page Music Magazine Contents Page #2
  10. 12. The contents page in a different layout Dateline telling the audience what month its been released in Long shot picture of ‘The Courteeners’ with a sentence of one of the members saying something. Since they have a huge picture, they are the main cover line The features list, with a different layout compared to other music magazines. With the page numbers in red Oasis Special! This is a special feature in which there is exclusive articles of the band Oasis and extended things their fans can relate to Exclusive reveal of Q Magazine’s Review. This layout is quite sharp and very neat in which it shows a small picture of a celebrity Music Magazine Contents Page #3
  11. 13. School Magazine Contents #1 Pink Background linking the contents of the theme to be appealed to girls The pictures representing the page in which its shown Continuous layout of the text baby pink and royal blue Image of a group of girls, showing that the magazine is targeted at female teens Huge, bold, thick text Different styled text compared to the pink and blue text
  12. 14. The title contents is in bold text Loads of images which relate to education and academic teachings Images of crayons in ranges of different colours, showing how youthfulness of the appealed target audience Features that are in the magazine in which they may interest the reader The Purple background helps the black text stand out School Magazine Content #2
  13. 15. Leading into the contents page, of saying what’s inside the magazine Main features inside the magazine issue Page of the magazine Dateline of the magazine issue Preview of some pictures that may be in articles The pale green colour has a colour blend at the top of the page (with a dark green fading into a pale green) Same style font with the text when showing all the featured articles and news inside the magazine School Magazine Content #3
  14. 16. A quote from Lily’ Allen’s interview which is not a title The featured article about Lily Allen in which the text is small and are in different columns. This is very common in newspapers and magazines A mid-shot photo of Lily Allen making sure that the ready knows that the article is about her Lily Allen’s name in red in ensure that she is the main subject in the article Lily Allen’s red, white, black shirt matches the theme colours of her article The layout of the text is very different, as you can see the that the text is white with a black filling in the back. Also the text are different sizes which makes it look creative
  15. 17. A ‘Riot Exclusive’, means that the article is a new and exclusive one due to a major interview The main article in which their a quotes from Krissie Dawn and more info about her interview A mid-shot photo Krissie Dawn posing with a headphone on her ears Text saying who the article is about and based on Transparent text shows the background of the spacious photo Page number
  16. 18. The bold headline ‘The Teenagers’ tells you who the article is based on A Long shot picture of the band ‘The Teenagers’ Key facts that the readers may need/want to know about the band The main article A stated quote in which the band have said in their article An unpredictable list of other features, next to the main article Colour theme of blue, black and white

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