QUESTION 2- HOW DOES YOUR MEDIA PRODUCT
REPRESENT PARTICULAR SOCIAL GROUPS?
• I have chosen to compare my magazine with one I found called fortune as I thought it was
quite similar. Ok the layout is more simple on the Fortune magazine but in terms of the
male being the center of attention they are identical, also the clothing of both of the guys
is identical as it is casual. Like I have mentioned before in the previous question the
casual look gives off the impression that these are normal guys and their achievements
can easily be reached by normal people. So my magazine represents the social group of
young people by having a young looking male on the front cover, similar to the fortune
QUESTION 3 – WHAT KIND OF MEDIA
INSTITUTION MIGHT DISTRIBUTE YOUR MEDIA
PRODUCT AND WHY?
• I managed to find two media institutions that might
distribute my media product, the first is Dubset Media
holdings. Dubset media holdings is all about the
promoting dubstep music and giving it a chance to
succeed. The other institution is IPC media this
institution is the UK’s leading consumer magazine and
digital publisher. These two institutions might want to
distribute my media product because they are dubstep
involved which is ideal and the other is known for
publishing magazines which is also a bonus for my
QUESTION4- WHO WOULD BE THE AUDIENCE
FOR YOUR MEDIA PRODUCT?
• The image to the right completely sums up the kind of
people who might be interested in the magazine and who
it is aimed for. My magazine is aimed at young people
generally and overall people that are looking to have a
good time. I chose this as these are the people who are
associated with remixes of popular songs. The genre of
my magazine’s music will be played on nights out and at
party’s for example and the people that relate to that are
both young males and females.
QUESTION5- HOW DID YOU ATTRACT/ADDRESS
• Its simple how I attracted my audience, with a bright colour scheme,
a main image which stands out and a catchy title. Especially when I
included the image of the UK TOP 40 logo on my front cover, this
instantly attracts people who are up to date with their music. Also my
logo, which is a DJ this will attract the people who are interested in
mix-ups and a change to songs. My background and colour scheme
is also quite trendy and this carries on throughout the magazine, this
will help me to attract my target audience as people that are my age
and older are likely to have the same taste as me and they will like
the way that my magazine looks.
QUESTION 6- WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT ABOUT
TECHNOLOGIES FROM THE PROCESS OF
CONSTRUCTING THIS PRODUCT?
• During this process I have learnt how to use the quark and Photoshop programs. They
have been very useful to me in making my magazine the way it is. Photoshop made me
edit the images the way I wanted to by cropping things out and making my images look
tidy so they stood out on my main magazine. Quark was also useful it allowed me to
layout my magazine in the way I wanted to. I found the 3 column setup very useful as it
allowed me to see what my magazine looked like in more detail, and when it came to my
double page spread I could see where abouts the half way point would be( where my
page would split) and I could adjust where I put things so that it looked better.
• I also used PowerPoint to analyse each one of my pages. And Google drive, this helped
me to put things on my blog so that they can be seen.
QUESTION7- LOOKING BACK AT YOUR PRELIMINARY TASK, WHAT DO YOU
FEEL YOU HAVE LEARNT IN THE PROGRESSION FROM IT TO THE FULL
• For my preliminary task I had to do a school magazine. This got me familiar with using the
quark and Photoshop programs, this experience had me ready to use these programs
again to make my music magazine even better. I have learnt how to use these programs
properly. I have also learnt how to put things onto the blog and how to collect audience
feedback by putting my magazines onto YouTube with a classmate analyzing them. But by
doing the preliminary task it prepared me immensely to getting my magazine even better.