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Question 1

  1. 1. Q1- In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?<br />
  2. 2. My magazine production does not challenge the codes and conventions of real media products as i followed a set list of codes and conventions when producing my magazine<br />
  3. 3. Codes and conventions of a POP music magazine front cover.<br />One main image which takes up the whole cover<br />- Applies to the main feature article <br />- Studio photographs of the band/singers which conveys their attitude<br /><ul><li>Direct address</li></ul>Title (masthead)-has an unique font<br />- Usually one word- Fills the width of the cover, or is in top left corner<br />- Positioning statement - usually above or below the title<br />- Price and issue date by the title (11pt size)<br />- Sometimes by the barcode<br />Puff - offers something extra to the magazine<br />Buzz words - e.g. "exclusive"<br />Cover lines - text on the front cover, stating articles inside the magazine<br />Barcode<br />Strip usually containing artists names who are included in the magazine<br />Colour - very simple colour scheme, only a few colours used<br />
  4. 4. One main image which takes up the whole cover – Mymain image is direct address which conforms to the codes and conventions of a pop music magazine so it fit’s in with the other magazines on the shelves in store. Also it applies to my main feature article. <br />Masthead- My masthead has a unique font which fills the width of the magazine and is directly above the positioning statement, issue date and price, so it conforms to the codes and conventions. <br />HIP POP<br />I have used the Buzzword ‘EXCLUSIVE’<br />Another way I have conformed to the codes and conventions is that I have used cover lines on my front cover to state what is inside the magazine as this will appeal to my audience and persuade them to buy it. <br />I have also used a strip at the bottom of my magazine which contains names of artists who are included in my magazine inside.<br />Despite using a simple colour scheme, I used bright bold colours to appeal to my audeince and make my front cover look fun and busy. <br />
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  6. 6. Codes and conventions of a POP music magazine contents page.<br /><ul><li>same colour scheme as front cover
  7. 7. image/s of band/singers/music venues
  8. 8. columns - usually 3 or 4
  9. 9. categories- features, regulars
  10. 10. main picture relating to feature article
  11. 11. sometimes image of the front cover
  12. 12. page number/issue date/web address/magazine title
  13. 13. words that intrigue the reader
  14. 14. competition</li></li></ul><li>I have used the same colour scheme as my front cover<br />I have used images which will feature in my magazine in the articles, I have also put the page number of where these pictures will be.<br />I have included page number, issue date, web address and magazine title on the contents page.<br />Another way my product has conformed to the codes and conventions is that the contents of my magazine is in 3 columns and split into features and regulars.<br />I have used words to intrigue the reader such as ‘top-stars’<br />
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  16. 16. Codes and conventions of a POP music magazine double page spread.<br />one large image - usually direct address, sometimes bleeds between pages <br />smaller image about something in the article <br />large quotes - on pictures/in headline/in stand first/to break up the text <br />Drop capital and bold text - show where to start reading <br />Byline - gives credit to journalist/photographer <br />large headline - doesn't say what the articles about <br />simple colour scheme- magazines' colours <br />easy to read font <br />stand first - introduces the article, positioned under the headline <br />articles in columns - usually 2 - 4 <br />strap line - very top, including subject matter <br />personality of journalist comes though - informal. <br />
  17. 17. I have conformed to the codes and conventions by using one large image of Lily Allen which bleeds between pages.<br />I have also used a large quote to intrigue the audience into wanting to read the article.<br />The simple colour scheme has persisted from the contents page and front cover.<br />I have used a By-line and a stand first on my double page spread. <br />I have used a easy to read font and 3 columns to present my article as this conforms to the codes and conventions. I also used a drop capital at the start of the text, furthermore I shown my personality throughout the article.<br />I have used a large headline.<br />

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