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  • 1. The conventions of a magazine are: A large central image A masthead A tagline Buzzwords Othersmallerimages Bold colours Bold font Continuity I used all of the above conventions. I used all of these because I feel these are what makes a magazine so popular . I made sure that each convention was appropriate to my target audience. I chose not to challenge these conventions as I felt that even just missing one out would reduce its potential popularity. I developed the tagline by having it above the masthead and by having it directly linked the masthead. I did this because I felt it worked well with the masthead and it’s a feature that is quite unique. I chose to call my magazine ReTuNeD because fora start its directly linked with music. Also the way in which I laid it out in that it alternates between uppercase and lowercase gives the masthead a more bold look and it gives the impression that the magazine has “attitude” which is what I try and convey. I chose the tagline “UnTuNeD? GeT…” because it links with the masthead and it asks the audience a question which hopefully encourage themto find out the answerby buying the magazine so to speak
  • 2. My magazine is on R&B, so it represents young adults who are into R&B. It shows themas passionate about there music and R&Bsingers tend to get a lot of negative stereotyping, so I intended on showing them as completely the opposite to these stereotypes. An assumption make with RnBis that it is predominantly Blackpeople that are involved with it, so in my magazine I used images of White people to show that this is not the case and that RnBcan be enjoyed by all racial groups. An example of the variety of images I used
  • 3. Possible distributors of my magazine are: Frontline IPC Media Vibe Media Group Frontline is a good distributorformy magazine because they have dealings with many successful magazine companies, forexample Qmagazine. IPC Media is anothergood distributorformy magazine because again they have dealings with successful magazine companies, forexample NME . I acknowledge these do not solely distribute R&Bmagazines but they do coverall genres of music. Vibe Media Group distributes solely R&Bmagazines and distribute the very successful Vibe Magazine. This distributoralso targets an audience related to R&B.
  • 4. The target audience formy magazine is males and females aged between 14-25, who enjoy R&Bmusic. I have chosen to target my magazine at both males and females because R&Bis enjoyed both males and females and I would preferto have a magazine that targets both sexes. I have chosen to target my magazine at 14-25 yearolds because I feel this is the age where R&Bmusic is mostly consumed, so this will be the age group that holds particularinterest in the magazine. The social classes that my magazine is aimed at is social class C2 and D. Class C2 is skilled working class and class Dis working class. As my magazine is aimed at a youngeraudience some of my audience may not be in a class but those who are will only be in the lowerclasses due to the jobs that are available to them. Also R&Bis associated to lowerclasses due to poorjobs and living conditions. HoweverI want this magazine to be open to everyone.
  • 5. I attracted my target audience by including articles and features that I felt would be of most interest to them. Forexample I chose to do interviews with the latest R&Bstars. I used images to attract my audience, howeverI feel I should have included images of female people as all of my images were of males, I have not included any features that would address my audience. I could have possibly addressed my audience by writing an editors note.
  • 6. I have learned that magazine industries use Desktop Publishers to produce and layout theirmagazines. They use these because it makes it easierto place text, images and graphics accurately . I also used a Desktop publisherto produce my magazine and it helped me layout and produce my magazine with a high level of accuracy and with relative ease. Obviously magazine industries print their magazines on glossy magazine paper whereas I was only able to produce mine on normal A4 paper.
  • 7. Fromthe preliminary taskI feel I have learned a lot. Most of all I have learned that the conventions of a magazine are absolutely critical in the success of a magazine. Also I have learned that keeping yourtarget audience in mind the while producing the magazine is also very important. Also I learned that it is easierto target a niche market as I could be more precise and detailed on one subject. The layout of the magazine is also very crucial as this will help attract the audience and give the magazine continuity.
  • 8. These are a few of the images I used in my magazine. This image I used on my front cover. I used to highlight one of the features that would be in the magazine.. This image I used on my contents page. Again I used this to highlight one of the features that would be in the magazine. Also like the other image I used on my contents page audiences can relate to it and it shows the person in a typical pose that can be related to R&Band the attitude that it has and how I try and convey that. I used this image in my double page spread article. As my interview was on a RnBstarit was appropriate to have an photo of him.
  • 9. These are a few of the images I used in my magazine. This image I used on my front cover. I used to highlight one of the features that would be in the magazine.. This image I used on my contents page. Again I used this to highlight one of the features that would be in the magazine. Also like the other image I used on my contents page audiences can relate to it and it shows the person in a typical pose that can be related to R&Band the attitude that it has and how I try and convey that. I used this image in my double page spread article. As my interview was on a RnBstarit was appropriate to have an photo of him.