Ways my media product uses develop and challanges media conventions
Ways my media product uses, develops and challenges forms andconventions of real media products
Front coverMy front cover fits media conventions in many ways. For example,the sky line at the top is a common feature in many magazines todraw the reader to interesting stories. Also, I have placed the dateand the slogan of the magazine above and below the masthead, thisis a common area for them to be placed as the reader will see itwhen they see the masthead and therefore will know it is an up todate version. The bar code is in an area which can be seen, but not ruin the look of the magazine. This is a frequent factor in other magazines. Also, the background of my image is plain, this is common in many different genres of magazines as it creates a focal point for the model, and does not draw the eye to something unnecessary.
Contents pagesMy contents page fits media conventions as it doesn’t deviate fromforms of the conventions. It follows a specific house style of thename/logo of my magazine, which appears on the front cover. Also,the image relates to one of the main articles within the magazine,this happens in a lot of music magazines. Also, the language I haveused can relate to my target audience. Its common for magazines to relate to their target audience through the language they use, this is because it is the same way they speak to their friends, and therefore the chosen magazine comes across much friendlier and less formal.
Double page spreadMy double page spread fits the conventions of a media product inmany different ways. One way is how the text has been laid out. Thetext on my double page spread is laid out in columns, this is similar toother interview pages on magazines. Also, the text is spread aroundthe model to create a more interesting look, I have also seen thistechnique in other magazines. The title on this page is big and boldand above the text, this fits the conventions of other media productsas this is also how they sometimes set out their page, the text is bigand bold and the band members name is in a different font to therest, so therefore can instantly be seen when the page is opened. Also, the language I have used is how my target audience want to be approached. This is because is it similar to how they act and speak to one another.