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  • 1. Music Magazine Evaluation
  • 2. Q1: In what ways does your music magazine use , develop or challenge forms and conventions of existing magazines? Magazine Conventions Buzz Words Puffs Teasers Graphic features Slogan Anchorage Text Title 4 colours scheme Central Image
  • 3. Front Cover
  • 4. Main Points!
    • As well as the front cover you also need to evaluate how your contents page and article use or develop magazine conventions.
    • Refer back to your initial analysis of magazine covers and content pages
  • 5. Contents Page
  • 6. Key Questions!
    • Is the colour scheme and font styles (house style) consistent across the front cover, contents page and article?
    • How have you used colour, font size, and columns to organise the contents on the pages?
    • Page numbers, are they in the correct place and right number?
    • Have you integrated text and image on the cover, contents page and article?
    • Have you included an editorial note in your contents?
  • 7. Q2: How does your music magazine represent particular social groups?
    • A social group is a group of people that share a common interest. e.g Teenage girls who are interested in R&B music.
    • What social group does your magazine represent?
  • 8.
    • Analyse the images used in your magazine and consider how they represent the social group through appearance/dress/body language?
    • What assumptions can be made about the interests/ lifestyle of the social group through the content of your magazine?
  • 9. Q3: What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
    • Referring back to your previous research, identify which institution would be best suited to publish your magazine and why.
  • 10. Q4: Who would be the audience for your music magazine? Target Audience Interests? Gender? Race/ Ethnicity? Age Range?
  • 11. Q4: Continued
    • Who and Why are the important parts of this question.
    • The Who? Questionnaire – informs your planning, tells you about your audience. Age, gender, race, social class, interests etc
    • The Why? Is to find out your reasons, consider sales, marketing, relationship with reader, based on prior knowledge etc.
  • 12. Q5: How did you attract/address your audience?
  • 13.
    • Refer to questionnaire again.
    • Attract: consider, central image and anchorage text, puffs, lures, colours used, the title of your magazine. All part of the package, think about Brand, USP.
    • Address: Is the language you have used appropriate for your target audience? Is it formal or slang and if so why?
  • 14. Q6: What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product?
    • What technologies have you learnt skills in?
    • Adobe Creative Suite (CS3). Includes Illustrator and Photoshop.
    • Using a digital camera
    • Setting up and creating a Blog to present your work.
    • For all of these you should discuss what you have
    • learnt in terms of skills, what the technology
    • allowed you to do in terms of creating meaning
    • and presenting your work to a wide audience.
  • 15. Q7: What do you feel you have learnt in the progression from the preliminary task to the full product?
  • 16.
    • This is a comparison
    • Think about your college magazine cover and contents:
    • What changes/improvements have you made to the layout, images used, language and placement of text to create meaning?
  • 17. Audience feedback
  • 18.
    • You MUST include reference to audience feedback in your evaluation.
    • Refer to your Blog and the results of polls or surveys you have done.
    • What did they tell you about audience response to your work? How would you respond in future issues to the feedback given?
  • 19. Top Tips
    • Please submit in size 12, double spacing, it makes it easier to mark.
    • Read through your work before submitting and check for errors.
    • Remember basic grammar and punctuation rules; full stops, paragraphs, how long a sentence should be, language used.
    • You can include print screens of your work when referring to them, especially when comparing your preliminary to your final magazine.
  • 20. Your BLOG
    • Please make sure you have uploaded your planning as this is essential to getting top grades. Drafts and layout ideas are very important.