1. In what ways does your media product use, developor challenge forms and conventions of real mediaproducts? My magazine uses the conventions of real magazines throughout the layout in terms of colours font and where everything is situated on the page right through to the content within the cover lines and article. To do this I carried out research on various music magazines such as: Doing this I gathered what genre and style of magazine I wanted to create. I then decided to research upon the urban magazine genre and focused on the magazines VIBE and Billboard.
1. In what ways does your media product use, develop orchallenge forms and conventions of real media products? Rule Of Thirds Rule Of Thirds Header Images Cover lines Masthead- Font on the masthead gills sans ultra bold to connote the informality of the magazine. Barcode FooterMy front cover has everything that the a normal magazine wouldhave.
1. In what ways does your media product use, developor challenge forms and conventions of real mediaproducts? Contents page title Issue number Date released Main Image Page numbers Sub-Titles
1. In what ways does your media product use, develop orchallenge forms and conventions of real media products? The written content within my Main image magazine article follows the codes and conventions of an Quote urban magazine due to the topic being “up close and Headline personal” it would interest readers to look into the life of Columns their favourite artist and they would be able to aspire to that. Introduction/ Synopsis
Title My magazine differs to conventions of the urban magazine due to it having a one letter title. The masthead does not cover the top of the page horizontally. However the font used for my masthead was Gills sans ultra bold to make the text bold and thick which does follow the codes and conventions of a normal magazine targeting.
2.How does your media product representparticular social groups My magazine represents the urban adolescent by the typical ethnicity of being black and dressing quite “street” also the artists that are featured on my front cover for example Nicki Minaj and Mia both are rappers / singers and are “coloured”. The audience I aimed my magazine at was 15- 18 year olds. In terms of clothing I deliberately chose people that dress very urban and would be considered to have “swag” and did research upon whats in fashion at this moment in time and I tried to portray what my audience would aspire to wear and be like. Also brands associated with music (YMCMB Jumper on the front cover). further info on YMCMB
3.What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? The media institution I would like to publish my magazine would be IPC because it is a well established institution over 60 iconic media brands with print alone reaching almost two thirds of UK women and 42% of UK men which is 26 million users per month and would do a lot of justice for my brand of magazine. They also publish NME which is the longest published and most respected music weekly in the world. Across the magazine, nme.com, NMETV, NME Radio and the brands live events and awards, NME reaches over one million music fans every week therefore their publishing have a well known music magazine and have experience within the music industry. http://www.ipcmedia.com