1. In what way does your media product use, develop orchallenge forms and conventions of real media products? Header Title/Masthead Main cover image Cover lines Main cover line Anchoring cover image Barcode
1. In what way does your media product use, develop orchallenge forms and conventions of real media products? Contents Heading Date/Issue Number Features/Articles Main images/ Articles
1. In what way does your media product use, develop orchallenge forms and conventions of real media products? Main image representing the article and genre the magazine/article is about Page Numbers Article Heading Article in columns
2. How does your media product represent particular social groups? Drake and my front cover photo are both Medium Close-up shots and are both posing with their heads slightly to the side, with Drake looking into the camera and my cover photo looking slightly off. They are both wearing caps to fit in with the Hip-Hop/R&B genre, with my front cover image cap reading “OBEY” emphasising the type of genre even more. I have chosen to compare thisIve made my front cover model have a similar sort of pose picture of Drake from ‘VIBE’as Drake as I’ve seen it’s obviously quite effective and magazine in my Task 5 with theworks great on the front cover of the ‘VIBE’ magazine. front cover photo from myThe magazine genre is based upon followers of my magazine to explain how myR&B/Hip-Hop/Dubstep and Drum and Bass genre, however magazine represents a particularthe front cover of the magazine is mostly representing the social group, in this case beingR&B/Hip-Hop genre and has stereotyped the genre. Hip-Hop/R&B
3. What kind of Media Institution might distribute your Media Product and Why?IPC Media (The International Publishing The source is the world’s second longestCorporation Ltd) produces over 60 iconic media running rap periodical, behind UK-based “Hip-brands and with print alone reaching almost two Hop connection”, with the current president ofthirds of UK women and 42% of UK men, the publication being Jeremy Miller.almost 26 million UK adults, while the websites It’s grown to the point of being called “The Biblereach over 20 million users every month. of Hip-Hop,” which is why it would be perfect forBauer and IPC share similar subgenres, costs, my magazine.advertising agencies, with via radio or If my magazine was to get published, I wouldsubscription details, as the majority of readers like to have it produced by someone similar toare British, but would be inappropriate to this type of magazine as it’s the same sort ofdistribute my magazine because similar genre, and on the Dubstep/Drum and Bassmagazines such as “VIBE” and “XXL” don’t fit in genre, there are not many magazines on thiswith the genres and there’s not a current official sort of genre.magazine distributing the types of genre I have My magazine appeals to a younger hip-used combined, and IPC Media distributes hop/R&B audience as well as themagazines such as “Kerrang!”, therefore they Dubstep/Drum and Bass genre so it’d be likelywouldn’t distribute it, but distributors of Hip-Hop/ that they would distribute something along theR&B magazines may distribute it because my lines of my media magazine.magazine is similar to “VIBE”.Vibe is a music and entertainment magazinefounded by producer Quincy Jones. Thepublication predominantly features R&B andhip-hop music artists, actors and otherentertainers.
4. Who Would Be The Audience For Your Media ProductMy target audience for my magazine is aged 14-20 year olds male and female, butslightly bias to males as I feel more males listen to Dubstep/Drum and Bass andR&B/Hip-Hop.The typical reader of my magazine will love listening to music a lot of the timewhether they’re doing coursework or out with their mates.The social class of my target audience would be roughly C1-B as they’re likely tospend their money on magazines, and C2/D wouldn’t really seem the type topurchase magazines.The target audience I have described wouldn’t typically be followers of mainstream,although the music genres in my magazine have the R&B/Hip-Hop genre, I alsohave the Dubstep and Drum and Bass genre which isn’t in a lot of magazines inshops and differs from most of them as you wouldn’t normally mix these genrestogether, but after the research in the earlier Tasks I found out that it’s very popularwith the 14-20 age group and that combining them would open up a wider range ofaudience.
5. How does your media product represent particular social groups?