Youth Radio Where your voice is heard . . By Salma Ansar
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
Conventions of real media products have been used and developed by:
Creating a theme tune
Using different features such as vox pops
Ordering the news reports so that the main story comes first
Conventions of real media products have been challenged by:
Using background music and sound effects
Creating a weather report that opens up with music that relates to weather
How does your media product represent particular social groups?
Report on teenage death:
Overall teenagers are represented in a negative way
Represents teenage girls as being vulnerable
Represents teenagers as being stressed
Represents mothers of teenage kids as not being involved enough in the teenagers life
Represents police officers as concerned about the community
Report on sports:
Represents teenagers as being energetic and active
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? Similarly to Youth Radio Kiss 100 Fm is also created for a teenage audience. Music. Entertainment. Celebrity guests. Gossip. Just like Youth Radio Kiss 100 also offers:
Who would be the audience for your media product?
Teenagers between the ages of 13-19
Anyone who is interested in the particular music genre (R‘N’B and HipHop)
People who are interested in listening to debates and discussions about social issues such as drugs etc.
People who may need advice on social issues such as teenage pregnancy – particularly teenagers
People from different backgrounds and ethnic groups
Youths who want their voice to be heard
How did you attract/address your audience?
Stories that teenagers will find engaging
Conversational language and tone
Upbeat theme tune
Our questionnaire results
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
Offers more radio programmes over a specific spectrum than analogue radio.
Crystal clear sound.
Immune to the kind of interferences Analogue radio suffers from.
Comparable to the best CD quality.
FM/AM radio signals are analogue.
Interferences caused by buildings, bridges, mountains, weather conditions etc.
This is the combination of multiple services through lines of telecommunication from a single provider. For example, combining radio and television together to present them both through the television which is a single provider.
Capital FM Radio is now available through several different providers such as, television, mobile phones, internet, car stereo systems, mp3 & mp4 players etc. Convergence
It is when more than one event is happening at the same time for example when you can listen to radio or be on the phone and do something at the same time e.g. like driving a car, you are steering the wheel and listening to music at the same time
It is portable
Some people have access to the latest technology such as internet, television, radio etc.
Some people don’t have access to the latest technology such as internet, television, radio etc.
Mackie D8B Mixing Console
Logic Pro version 7 for recording and editing
Rode NT2 Condenser Microphone
Apple Macintosh G5 Tower
Equipment and software we used
Learnt how to:
Use different software's such as audacity and garage band.
Use different equipments such as voice recorders and microphones.
Use a recording studio
Working as a team
What have you learnt from the process of constructing this product: