The next few slides I have shown examples of what my front cover, contents page and double page spread look like and I have annotated them showing different features on the pages of why I put them there and how they attract the audience.
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Feedback The following questions are questions I asked someone of a similar age to me and this is the feedback I got from them about what they think of my music magazine:Q: Would you pick up this magazine If you saw it in a shop?A: - Yes I think I would, it appeals to me very muchQ: Would you pay £2.20?A: Yes definitely, it has a lot of pages so you get a lot for your money and most other music magazines are a lot more expensive so yes definitelyQ: Do you think it looks professionally done?A: Very! I don’t think I would have noticed it had been made by you if you didn’t tell meQ: What do you think of the contents page?A: It’s brilliantly done! There is lots going on, just as there usually would be on a contents page, makes you feel like there is lots to read and it is a good layout and easy to readQ: What do you think of the double page spread?A: The interview is well written and the content of it is interesting but it looks a bit plain, you should put more pictures on there and maybe not so much writing!Q: What do you think of the photographs taken?A: The photographs all look very professionally done and are all well thought out. From their actions, to facial expressions, to clothes and the props they have.