A2 Media Studies – G324 Briony McKee Analysis of TV Listings Magazine (Radio Times) Double Page Article
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Summary of the analysis:Both magazines have featured conventions of double page articles in a TV listings magazine,some of these are recognisable with the reader. This makes it quicker and easier for the readerto navigate through the magazine, to find their interests or want to read an article that hascaught their eye. Using these conventions makes the article on the whole look moreprofessional, as there are expected conventions to be featured, in order for it to qualify as adouble page article. To break these conventions could most likely disorientate the reader asthey have expectations of what to see. These two articles are successful for their purposethrough the use of conventions.As a group we will draw upon these double page articles and the conventions in order to makea successful, recognisable and professional looking article. We will also use these articles as abackdrop for our own ideas, and to check we are using as much conventions as possible.