MS2 Production Processes
Preparation for production
To have explored and researched lifestyle magazine formats
To have a blog to upload reasearch
is a lifestyle magazine?
Use FHM (Nov 2013) and Cosmopolitan (Nov 2013) as
Representation (Who? What? Why? How?)
Ideology (reinforcing or challenging hegemonic values?)
Prescribing a lifestyle?
Progressive or regressive?
Annotate an example using media language. Focus –
Audience and representation
Comment on image, language/mode of address, fonts, colour,
Create a blog…in 5 mins!
Go to Blogger.com
If you have a Gmail, log in. If not, create one.
Name your blog with your own name and subject, eg Mike
Handley’s Media Blog.
Set the domain name as the same.
Choose a theme/style (you can change this later.
Let’s get blogging…
Using examples of double page spreads from lifestyle magazines,
explore how the text communicates meaning. Use the framework
from the previous task.
Search – “[magazine title] double page”
Blog your findings
Make a note of key points on the blog citing the publication and
date. Detail how the text uses both image and text to convey
Plenary: Pre-production brief
You will produce TWO front pages for a new lifestyle magazine.
You will be expected to use original photography, appropriate modes
of address and themes relevant to the lifestyle
DST task – Continue to blog research and decide on a lifestyle for
your magazine for next lesson.