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Magazine analysis

  1. 1. Media Evaluation<br />Hazel Thomas <br /> Mrs. Prince/ Mr. Morris<br /><ul><li>Textual Analysis
  2. 2. Typical conventions of a front cover
  3. 3. Challenges to a front cover
  4. 4. Conventions/ Challenges of Contents Page
  5. 5. Conventions/ Challenges to Main Article
  6. 6. Target Audiences
  7. 7. Media Institution
  8. 8. Target Audience
  9. 9. Audience Addressed
  10. 10. What I have Learnt
  11. 11. Progression
  12. 12. Planning
  13. 13. Questionnaire#
  14. 14. Questionnaire Results
  15. 15. What audiences want to see</li></li></ul><li>Textual Analysis, typical convention etc.<br />
  16. 16. Title block “Mojo” Bold, most dominate text on cover <br />Sell lines , of other popular indie/folk bands , also, it consists of elder artists, Paul Weller, Elton John, revealing it is a magazine aimed at elder folk (maybe)<br />Black and white, giving it an oldskool vibe, reveals age of artist, appealing to elder audiences. Bob appears troubled, and dishevelled, attracts audiences as they’ll want to know what’s up with him. <br />Colour scheme of the magazine, red white and black-consistant, many bands, such as The White Stripes and Chemical romance use these three colours as the band’s trademark..<br />Many sell lines, reveals variety/diversity of artists within.<br />Free item attached, comes as a bonus, results from surveys show a free cd is most favourite item to come free with a music magazine.<br />Barcode, typical convention<br />
  17. 17. Bold Title block, NME, most dominant text. Has a glow. Adding emphasis on importance.<br />Tie in, a free poster , appealing to most audiences..everybody loves freebies. <br />Issue number and the price of the magazine<br />In smart black clothing, looking disinterested, yet giving audience direct adress, most attractive perhaps purposely placed in the middle also, the frontman, Main singer usually the main focus.-pouting, usual indie boyband pose. The Band looks set for a funeral.<br />Main Story, “White Lies” A typical band name, “Painting indie black” giving the magazine a gothic feel, also evident in key image.<br />
  18. 18. REM members, in a depth of field shot, shows the front man’s importance. Oddly painted in gold, will attract audiences, the make-up is pretty out there. Surreal. Front man in <br />Title block of Q, short and snappy title, easy to remember Same layout as the Spin” magazine, indie magazine seem to opt for the red white and black theme.<br />The trusty barcode<br />Again a free CD, links in with the key image<br />145 albums reviewed, covering a wide range of music, essential for an indie magazine.<br />
  19. 19. Nerdy looking band member, challenging coventions?<br />“Sexy” fits in well with key image “Sec Sells” etc. Spin, simple yet effective name for a magazine, font itself not so bold but contrast with the red makes it clear.<br />Another gothic looking band, Biker almost dominatrix attire for Karen O “sex sells”, but the addition of the purple tights gives the band an indie touch. Her funky bob is up-to-date.<br />Bland background, to highlight importance of the band, makes them appear inferior, again, direct address<br />Barcode, essential<br />
  20. 20. Kid rock, appearing to be living the “American rock star” dream. He seems as though he’s being adored by his “groupies” , yet he seems unbothered (his facial expression, smug look), audience will expect this happens to him on a day-to-day basis. His outfit, unbuttoned shirt is obviously placed on him to show of his body, and men will be interested and would admire him, as he is an elder artist, they would want to know how he has managed to maintain it<br />Key Image clearly covering title block, audiences could interpret that The Rolling Stone is such a well known and famous magazine, it doesn’t need to be so dominant and audiences will automatically know and be familiar with the little font they are able to see, others may convey it as a carless mistake by the editor<br />Barely dressed attractive slim well groomed heavily made up groupies, manage to make the magazine sexy and risqué rather than cheap and tacky. adoring Kid Rock, making him centre of attention.<br />Lesbian antics of groping of thighs, appeals to male audiences, as this seems to be a common fetish.<br />A typical high school/college phrase heard in American movies, Kid’s still in touch with his youth, adds a bit of humour to it, considering image.<br />Very much an American look, Red White and Blue being the obvious colours, even sell lines mention America.<br />
  21. 21. Typical conventions of a Front cover...<br /><ul><li>Masthead
  22. 22. Key image of main band/artist
  23. 23. Additional Key images.
  24. 24. Barcode
  25. 25. Issue number
  26. 26. Date
  27. 27. Price
  28. 28. 3 consistent colours
  29. 29. Web address
  30. 30. A freebie</li></li></ul><li>Typical conventions of the Contents Page…<br /><ul><li>Page numbers listed.
  31. 31. Editorial note.
  32. 32. Editorial’s picture.
  33. 33. Pictures of Main articles, all small pictures.
  34. 34. May be similarly themed to the front cover.</li></li></ul><li>Conventions of main articles...<br /><ul><li>Image of the band/artist
  35. 35. Introduction of the band
  36. 36. A band interview
  37. 37. Page number
  38. 38. Title</li></li></ul><li>Planning..Questionairre<br />Given to 30 people<br />As part of my AS level coursework, I will producing a music magazine. In order for me to start producing my<br />magazine, it is necessary that I carry out research so I know what readers are looking for in a music<br />magazine. I would be grateful if you would answer the following questions: ( all participants has to have read a magazine in the past few months)<br />Please Tick the applicable boxes to you.<br />1) How old are you?<br /> Under 14 ( ) 14-18 ( ) 19- 24 ( ) 24-28 ( ) Over 28 ( <br />2) What gender are you?<br />Male ( ) Female ( )<br />3)What are your preferred music genres ? (Can tick more than<br /> one box)<br />Indie/rock ( ) Folk ( ) Funk ( ) Hip-hop ( ) R ‘n’ B ( ) Heavy Metal ( ) Garage ( ) Emo ( )<br />4) When purchasing a music magazine, how much are you willing to spend?<br />Under £1 ( ) £1-£2 ( ) £2-£4 ( ) Over £4 ( )<br />6) What kind of features would you like to see in a music magazine?<br />Band interview ( ) Gossip ( ) Album reviews ( ) Gadgets ( ) Fashion ( ) Other?<br />6) What freebies would you like with your magazine?<br />Mix-tape ( ) Free poster ( ) Sunglasses ( ) iPod case Other? <br />7) How often do you purchase a music magazine?<br />Weekly ( ) Fortnightly ( ) Monthly ( ) Rarely ( ) Never ( )<br />8) How often do you attend concerts/gigs ?<br />Weekly ( ) Monthly ( )rarely ( ) Never ( )<br />9) Would you take part in any music magazine competitions? <br />Yes ( ) No ( )<br />10) What music channels do you prefer?<br /> MTV ( ) MTV2 ( ) Kerrang ( ) NME ( ) Channel U ( ) Smash Hits ( ) None ( )<br />
  39. 39. What audiences want to see in the magazine..Reader’s profile..<br />Free Poster !<br />

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