How does your media product represent particular social
How does your media productrepresent particular social groups?
Class• Rock artists generally come from poor, lower class backgrounds who have the determination to learn to play and appreciate rock music. For example the rock band Hole included band members who had experienced troubled childhoods finding an outlet in rock music. There is a general stereotype of rock artists taking drugs, drinking and smoking. There are many examples of this throughout history and many musicians talk about these issues in magazines but I have chosen to feature younger, more responsible artists to give a good impression to my target audience.
Ethnicity The rock bandThe rock genre is rarely You Me At Sixcreated by people of a feature an alldifferent ethnicity groupthan Caucasian. This is white boy band.mainly due to the culturethey are popular in andbegan in. In my magazine Ionly have Caucasiansfeatured, due to thelocation the images wereshot in. York is not a verymulticultural society makingit difficult to find models of The rockdifferent ethnicities. The band themodels featured being NoisettesCaucasian was purely down feature ato chance. black female singer.
Gender• My magazine features mainly young teenage girls. In my magazine the front cover features a female and I interviewed another female for my double page spread. As my magazine is targeted at females I predominantly used female models to attract that audience. There are many female fronted bands such as Paramore (top) the pretty reckless (left) and Hole (right). These bands attract the audience of females as it shows them of being independent as they are able to take charge from males. My magazine shows that not all rock music has to come from males. My typical magazine reader is a teenage girl into fashion, live gigs and listening to the latest rock music. My magazine is built around this to attract this kind of reader. This is contrary to existing rock magazines whose main audience is males, creating a niche market.
Age Taylor Momsen from• My magazine shows a the band The Pretty Reckless is only 17 years certain representation of old yet has found fame. a particular age group. It directs people from the age of 16-25 and found this to be similar to existing magazines such as NME and Kerrang! In my research. The models featured in my magazine are between 15-18 representing the younger generation. I felt as my The band Mcfly first magazine is targeting became famous at the ages of 16 and young people it should 17. feature young models.