How does my magazine use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real magazines?• My magazine uses many conventions of a real magazine. These include putting images of celebrities on the front cover with stories about them to make the audience want to read. I also placed short and interesting headlines that will be in more detail inside the magazine.
How does my magazine represent particular social groups?• I represent a typical college student who is doing his AS Levels. My music magazine represents musicians and focuses on younger adults and teenagers.
What kind of media institution might distribute my magazine?• For my magazine, I would choose a distribution company that already distributes multiple magazines that are well known to the public. For this reason, I would choose IPC Media as they distribute many magazines such as NME, Nuts and Now.
Audience for my magazine• The target audience for my music magazine would probably be teenagers, young adults and any other people who may like rock music. The target audience can be any gender.
How did I attract my audience?• I attracted the audience for my magazine by using several methods, such as placing well known bands on the front cover to attract their attention and I also put stories on the front cover that the audience would feel intrigued to know about, but they have to read the main article inside to read the rest of the story.
What have I learnt?• During the process of making my magazine, I have used new software such as Adobe Photoshop. This has given me the ability to remove any errors that there may be in photos that I had taken for my magazine. I have also learnt that the use of internet questionnaires can hugely help with research into contents and target audience for your magazine.
Progression to the full product• Over the past several months in media, we have learnt about many new types of software and methods to improve our work in class. This could be anything from the use of photo editing software (Photoshop) to remove errors or improve the quality of a photo, or simply researching layouts of magazines from the internet for use towards our own projects.