A2 Media : Unit G324 Connor Delaney Analysis of a TV Listings Magazine (TV Times) Double Page Article
Main heading – the large Side Quote – Another Main image – the main image infont size helps draws the typical convention which this article runs across the doublereaders attention. ‘Fun accompanies an image. page spread taking up a third ofraisers’ reveals an insight Here it gives the reader each page. The shot is a medium-into what the article and some context of the main long shot portraying who featuresprogramme is about. image. in the programme. Secondary image – Here theStandfirst – This secondary imageconvention is anothersummarises the medium-longarticle and gives shot. It is showingthe reader a taste the rest of theof what to come. celebrities taking part in the show.By-line – Page Number &Following the Publisher – Thetypical use of a pageconventions of a number is adouble page commonspread, the by- convention ofline, crediting the this genre. Herephotographer, is it is in the bottom Drop Capital – A common Body/Copy Text – This is the mainplaced in a small right corner of convention in print media. The drop body of text for the double pagefont as it is of no capital signifies the start of the spread. Here the writer has opted for a the double pageinterest to the spread. article. Can also be used to show the Q & A format. This is particularlyreaders. start of consecutive paragraphs. effective at promoting the programme.
ConclusionThis double page spread has been carefully designed and crafted. There has been anobvious use of the stereotypical conventions found in the genre and we willimplement some of these into our own double page spread. We wont be challengingthe common conventions seen in double page articles as we risk failing to engage withthe reader – thus failing to fulfil the purpose of a double page spread.