The layout of my magazine conforms with the conventions because the eye flow is a C shape which is conventional
Masthead is at the top and bold, eye catching – first thing the reader sees
Main cover line is bigger than the rest therefore more eye catching
Barcode is in the corner bottom right
Date line and issue number
Colours are consistent - blue title goes with the blue jeans and blue fingernail colour
Image: her face is looking towards the reader, more interactive One person in the image looks neater and doesn’t look to crowded Reboard font Agency FB font Justfist font
Eye flow is a C shape first thing the reader looks at is the title then what's inside, then the picture and down do the subscription. Cover stories and editorial pillars are included in a neat way so its easy for the reader to navigate around and read them , cover stories are in bold to attract the readers attention and explanatory text is short and brief doesn’t reveal too much about the story but enough to attract the reader Date and issue number at the top of the page, subscription option to the magazine at the bottom in a big font so that it attracts readers attention Image: Both images conform with the colour scheme of blue and the page numbers on the pictures are yellow In the photos the models are looking towards the reader which attracts the reader because makes them feel more interacted with the magazine Includes a page number at the bottom Caviar dreams font Static buzz font Agency FB font
Slug Drop Cap Title Pull quote By line Conforms with conventions, includes all of the aspects of a double page spread Eye flow start from the picture them to the title and down in the text, very neat layout so the reader can easily navigate around the page good orientation for the reader Image: The model is looking directly to the reader which again makes the reader feel more interacted, the sides of the image fades into black which I thought was a good effect because it gives the effect of darkness which goes with the actual story as it talks about her hard life Page number
How does your media product represent particular social groups? The social groups represented in my magazine are urban groups because it is an urban grime magazine which relates to more of the underground music scene, some of the artists aren't known as the music hasn’t gone mainstream The stereotypes of the social group is a street wise youth who probably has a troubled background because most of the artists sing or rap about their life and what they have been through so these youths can relate to it The models costumes represent this - baggy jeans, hoodies, sportswear, bandanas, also the location is on the street which represents the “streetness” of these social groups - this is shows in these pictures: The language in the double page spread is very informal and the interviewee uses slang words which represent the social group
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
Media institution - Bauer Media
Why? - Not only owns wide ranges of magazines but also radio stations which helps with my magazine and is suitable as it is a music magazine.
Bauer own KISS FM radio station which is of the urban genre which conforms with the genre of my magazine however do not currently own any urban music magazines so it would be a new thing for them which can attract new customers – open to diversification of genres
Owns Kerrang and Q magazine which aren't of the urban genre therefore taking on an urban music magazine will diversify their genre types and be more appealing
Audience The audience would be 13-24 year olds men and women of the socio economic groups C2, D and E and would be people trying to get into the rap industry. The audience may be students and teenagers who have quit school, also young adults who are known as “chavs” How did you attract/address your audience? The language-register used in the whole magazine is very informal and so I would say its casual register. Slang, vulgarities and colloquialisms are normal in the groups and therefore slang is used in some language to engage more with the reader The choice of articles used I thought would attract the reader because they are all to do with the genre of music and gossip within that genre, the main bands and rap artists were mentioned to attract the reader also such as K Koke and Drake and Giggs Lastly the models used would attract and address the audience because I used street looking models who like the genre of music so the readers can relate to them
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
Things I have learnt:
Photoshop - editing images, fading pictures, changing colours on images
Microsoft excel – making pie charts for the results of questionnaires I did for primary research
Blogger – keeping up to date posting blogs on my progress with the project, how to upload power points from slide share
Slide share – How to upload power points onto slide share
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
Barcode – making it look for realistic adding price line to it and issue number
Photography - widening range of location for the photos, using different costumes and more than one model
Simplifying the amount of fonts used – too many fonts may make the magazine look to messy and may disorientate the reader because they won’t know where to look first – also choosing appropriate fonts to suit the magazine genre
Table of contents – is improved because it is more engaging with the reader and looks more appealing, adding different colours keeping with the colour scheme of the whole magazine - adding page numbers
Use more effects on photoshop to make the magazine more appealing