Production Process The production of a magazine consists of three stages pre-production, production and post production1. Pre –production means the first stage in production and this is wherethe planning and vital research is made so you know exactly what isrequired.2. The second part of the process is the production which is mostlystraight forward this is where a piece of ‘unprocessed data’ is createdin this case text and images. The best way to stay organised throughout this process is to make sure everything is perfectly timed and to‘stick’ to tight schedule.3. The final part of the process in production would be post –production this is where the construction of raw materialshappens, editing takes place to make sure everything runs prefectand is ready for the final piece the audience will receive, making sureit will all appeal to the target audience.
Distribution After the production process, the magazine needs to be distributed.This can be done in several ones. Through the post by subscription, innewsagents or shop, or online. With kerrang, Bauer distributions three ways Paid circulation, Freecirculation and Controlled circulation Paid circulation: The magazine is sold to readers for a price, either ona every issue or by subscription, where a monthly price is paid andissues are sent by post to readers. Free circulation: This means that there is no cover price and issues aregiven away free. For example in the street by sale represents , airline in-flight magazines could be another example or included with otherproducts or publications as freebies to attract more audience andcustom. Controlled circulation: This is the model used to distribute only toqualifying readers, often for free to make people more aware of it andmake people want to buy it and determined by some form of survey.
Regulating Print Media There is no statutory Press Council or statutorycomplaints body in the United Kingdom, the printmedia is essentially self-regulating. It sets out its own guidelines on precise matters and isconstantly revising its Code of Practice.
Press Complaints Commission The self regulatory body is called the Press ComplaintsCommission set up in 1991 it should uphold thehighest standards of journalism. It also decides onwhether a complaint is justified or not. Membership of the PCC is voluntary, although inpractice all major newspapers are members. Newspapers and periodicals pay a levy to fund thePCC.
The Leveson Inquiry Led by Lord Justice Leveson this two part inquiry wasto look into the phone hacking scandal from thejournalistic and police involvement. Lord Justice Leveson opened the hearings on 14November 2011, saying:“The press provides an essentialcheck on all aspects of public life. That is why anyfailure within the media affects all of us. At the heart ofthis Inquiry, therefore, may be one simple question:who guards the guardians?” . This means that the pressprovide a useful service but must not be allowed to dowhat they like.
Code of Practice. The present code of practice contains 16 articlesdealing with a variety of issues such asaccuracy, privacy, harassment, intrusion, children, listing devices , discrimination, confidential sources andpayment for articles.
Leveson’s aim Here are some of Lord Leveson’s aim.
Possible complaint issues withinKerrang magazine. Issue NO 1298, 6th February 2010 page number18, article “Every time I Die” he shouted to audience“This is not a f**king telethon”, and the word sh*t. On page 24 the article about Ian Watkins there is atleast 10+ swearing words including c**t and the rest ofthe words are f**k.