MagazineAnalysis
The word ‘Win’ is in block                                  The headline ‘Paramore’ separates   capitals in a yellow bubbl...
Heavily sexualised  The masthead       image to appeal to   immediately       men. Her lack ofstands out against   clothin...
Large image toappeal to the         The simple colourOasis fans,           scheme helps thecorresponding         words to ...
The page has acolumn along the     The contents has aleft side which      clear, plain layoutcontains the music   which is...
The Billboard magazine cover is usually music in the charts whereas Kerrang! Is a rock magazine, the front covers are  ver...
Large image to appeal tofans of the band, thewhole article is based      The masthead uses aaround her                  bo...
The whole article is based around the main            The masthead and the bands image using a double page spread, attract...
Immediately the colour                                                  The image is heavy sexualised , she is wearing tig...
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For AS Media Studies we analysed different magazine covers, contents pages, articles in order to help us create our own.

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  1. 1. MagazineAnalysis
  2. 2. The word ‘Win’ is in block The headline ‘Paramore’ separates capitals in a yellow bubble her from the rest of the band, which also would attract making her stand out as the more attention making them want The masthead stays dominant person. to read inside. the same in every issue, using a shattered effect. The subhead of ‘Secret conflict revealed’ is highlighted with a bright pink to draw the readers attention instantly.The colour scheme isstereotypically female asusually the magazine istargeted at boys however thelead of the band on the frontcover is female appealing to The lead of the bandboth genders. The cover uses is dressed in brightpinks and yellows which are clothing as well as herusually used in magazines outrageous hairtargeted at females. The use of colour, focusing all onthe pink attracts male her. The rest of theattention as well as promoting band are smaller,her as a role model for females dressed plainlywhich would then sell the showing that she hasmagazine to both genders importance.
  3. 3. Heavily sexualised The masthead image to appeal to immediately men. Her lack ofstands out against clothing would draw the white attention, this is alsobackground which how women might would catch the want to look. Her readers eye name is written in instantly. lipstick also seductive to appeal to male.The headline‘Jessie J’ isbrightlycoloured pinkgiving the The list of artistscover down the side offemininity as the cover wouldwell as making also draw in aher name reader, the readerstand out may be a fan of theagainst the band/artist, forcingwhite them to read onbackground
  4. 4. Large image toappeal to the The simple colourOasis fans, scheme helps thecorresponding words to stand outwith the extract against the whiteitself making the background. Theaudience want purpose of yellowto read on text is to promote the magazine; trying to persuade the reader to subscribe for a copy every weekThe main story islarger, using alarger font size tocatch theaudiences The stories areattention, the aligned neatly soheadline of the it is convenientstoryline must be for the reader toexciting to appeal find the storyto the reader they’re looking for
  5. 5. The page has acolumn along the The contents has aleft side which clear, plain layoutcontains the music which is effectivein the charts at as the readerthat particular won’t find it hardtime to look for what they wantThe use ofbold colours The pagelike black and includes fourblue is different photoseffective as it from inside thestands out magazine. Thisagainst the will drawwhite attention frombackground the reader asmeaning the well as make itfont is easier to easy to find theview for the article they’rereader searching for
  6. 6. The Billboard magazine cover is usually music in the charts whereas Kerrang! Is a rock magazine, the front covers are very different but share similarities.This magazine uses bright colours as well as a Contrasting with Billboard, this magazine usessexualised image to attract male attention but also dark colours and sharp fonts which is veryto promote a role model for how women may masculine. Rock magazines are usually aimed atwant to look. The cover uses stereotypically males. The black and white image is very differentfeminine types of fonts as the magazine is aimed to Billboard again to attract a different type ofat teenage girls. Like Kerrang! The subhead is audience. Both magazines include other storieslarger that the other fonts which is promoting the which are being promoted on the front covermain story within the magazine
  7. 7. Large image to appeal tofans of the band, thewhole article is based The masthead uses aaround her bold font to attract attention and also to fit in with the genre of the magazine Colour scheme is The fonts are the simple, dark same to keep to the colours. The use simplicity of the article of green stands rather than clashing out against the against the image dark colours creating a ‘rock’ feel The subheading uses a larger font to draw the reader in, the best quoteThe interview itself is from the interviewmuch smaller, this is to is chosen to makemake the article look the article lookexciting instead of the exciting makingtext taking over the the reader want towhole page, the use of read onimages does this
  8. 8. The whole article is based around the main The masthead and the bands image using a double page spread, attracting name have been used in bold, the readers attention using the band’s image, striking fonts to draw the reader this would attract female attention who are into the article fans of the band as well as male The title exposure attracts theQuotes reader asfrom the withininterview theare larger articleto make they’rethe article able toseem more find outexciting more about the bandThe colour scheme is very plain, using The article itself uses colloquial language and slangdark colours bar the yellow. The yellow which would appeal to a teenage audience. Also howis used to make the masthead stand out they band are dressed would also appeal to a youngerto a reader audience
  9. 9. Immediately the colour The image is heavy sexualised , she is wearing tight scheme allows the whole clothing and bright lipstick as an act of seduction in order article to be stereotypically to appeal to a male audience; they are more likely to read female using different it if the image of the artist is attractive shades of pink. The text isThe image baseddominates the aroundwhole page to her; theattract image isattention as moresoon as the importantreader see’s that thethe page, they actualhave used her articleappearance tomake thereaderinterested The font is simple; black. This is so that it doesn’t clash with the femininity of the article, her name is in a bold pink font to emphasise her importance whereas the article is just simple

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