In what ways does your media product use, develop
or challenge forms and conventions of real media
I believe that my magazine complies with the
conventions of a real magazine because the whole
thing is based around its target audience and contains
the contents and quality that a real media product
How does your media product
represent particular social groups?
My media product is directed towards teenage Boys but
may also appeal to girls, age between 16-23, the type of
genre of my magazine is very popular and well known in
the UK so there is a large audience for it. I have included
stories that would interest the age group to read or
purchase the magazine.
What kind of media institution might
distribute your media product and why?
I found a media distribution business called IPC media,
they have recently distributed well known music
magazine NME, they one of the leading media
distribution companies in the UK with 60 iconic media
brands. They have a wide audience to offer their media
products too, so it will enhance my chance of selling
more magazine and attracting my target audience.
Who would be the audience for
your media product?
The target audience for my magazine are ‘indie scenesters’, they
are dedicated to finding the newest music, exploring all avenues to
get there – online, print, record shops, club nights and word of
mouth. Staying ahead of the curve is a must, but it’s borne out of a
genuine love for music, for Indie Scenesters, there’s nothing better
than discovering new artists and spreading the love. The age I am
targeting my magazine at is between 16-23 year olds and would
most likely appeal more to males than females.
How did you attract/address your
To attract my audience I made the Front cover stand out by having
a main figure looking into the audiences eyes, this will attract them
to look at the front cover and possibly buy it. The front cover
contains bands and colour schemes that relate to indie scenesters
which persuade them to look at the magazine and purchase it. The
masthead is in the top left corner so that it will stand out when its on
the shelf's to attract people’s attention.
What have you learnt about technologies
from the process of constructing this product?
I have used many different software's throughout the design of my
magazine, the main one being InDesign. I used this to create my whole
magazine and I feel that I have learnt how to use all tools of the software
to make my magazine the best I can. I also used Photoshop to improve
the quality of my picture and edit some features, for example cut pictures
down, saturation, brightness etc. For my double page spread I changed
the saturation and contrast of the picture to make it appear darker than
what it actually is.
I also learnt that you can use social media to advertise and gain peoples
view on your magazines, I used twitter and Facebook predominantly to
gain peoples view on how they portray the looks and style of my
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you
feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the
I have learnt a lot throughout the development of my magazine.
When we made our school magazines it allowed me to get used to
the software's I will be using and taught me how to layout my
magazine. This allowed me take all the things I learnt into the
creation of my music magazine, I knew how to space the letters out
properly and how I should lay my photo’s out to fit the frame. I
believe my school magazine did not conform the media
conventions, however I believe I have improved massively on