In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
My media product has challenged the conventions of both a newspaper and a magazine. Yes structurally it takes the form of a newspaper but its also has features of a magazine, therefore creating originality and a sense of individualism for the youth.
How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts? The combination works well as they compliment each other and they are effective as the relate to all parts of my coursework.
How did you use media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
The use of digital cameras, adobe Photoshop, web plus and my blog all played a key role in the construction of my product as well as the research, planning and evaluating of it. Facebook also played a part as it was my main source of audience feed back for both my questionnaire and my evaluation.
Digital camera – This was useful for taking all the photos associated with my newspaper, website and poster but it was vital I also got the lighting of each photo just right .
Photoshop – this was the main program I use to create my newspaper, I also use this to edit the images for my website
Web Plus – was fundamental in the creation of my website. Even though I hadn’t used it before I was soon learning how to create a website and add the necessary things to create the conventions a normal local newspaper website would have.
Blog – This was were al the organisation for my product was done, it enabled me to upload my work bit by bit until I was ready to assemble them all together in my portfolio
Facebook – this was useful for my research as most of my friends could be able to comment on my work via the click of a button.
Audience feedback These are just some of the comments that was made on both pages of my newspaper.
What have you learned from your audience feedback?
I realised that was I was trying to portray (a newspaper with magazine features) did actually come across without me having to let people know, I also learnt that most teenagers prefer to see things that stand out, so unlike a conventional newspaper, my youth newspaper had a bit more colour to it.
Based on the audience feedback and all the other points I realised that my newspaper does have the ability to become successful as it has its originality. Yes it does have the conventions of a newspaper but it has the properties of a magazine (magazines are popular amongst teenagers) and this could prove to be favourable for the success of the paper. There are one or two faults with the newspaper in terms of structure and layout but overall it works well.