How does your media product represent particular social
How does your media productrepresent particular social groups?
My magazine is mainly aimed at young adults (males and females aged 15-24), and is mainly for the working class. In terms of occupation I’d expectthem to be students, mainly at college or university, or be in the final yearsof secondary school. The audience is open to all types of ethnicities, but ismainly aimed at the Asian and Black community in East London. From myaudience feedback I found out that my magazine is dominated by femalemodels, which would mainly attract the female audience. Due to theaudience being young adults, I didn’t make use of any slang since thiswouldn’t be appropriate for them so I would say that I used mid to high lexis.
The messages and values attachedto the representation of theimages is that females deserve justas much respect as men, and theyaren’t just sex objects…. This ismade clear by the way my modelis dressed – all covered up. I alsoaimed my magazine and men bythe way my model is posing insome of the images, which wouldintrigue men, and encourage theminto wanting to purchase themagazine. The way the model isdressed is quite casual and hermakeup is also very simple tomake the readers feel as if theyare able to relate to the model andher life style.
As far as the representation ofthe social groups I chose to focus on, I think I put across a positive one, since the model, my contents, and my article have no negative aspects about the certain social groups. As far as stereotypes are concerned, I think I challenged them by using a Asian model, because this isn’t normal for and R&B magazine, however I wanted tomake my magazine different, and I thought by using an Asian model, who is also Asian, would attract the same audience, but also be out there for a different audience.