IN WHAT WAYS DOES YOUR MEDIA PRODUCT USE, DEVELOP OR CHALLENGE FORMS AND CONVENTIONS OF MEDIA PRODUCTS? BY TOM BOND
CONVENTIONS OF A MUSIC MAGAZINE• All music magazines have to have an eye catching front cover to make people want to pick it up and look at it, a contents page to show people where everything in the magazine is, interviews with stars, free give a ways, a competition reviews and much much more.
What does the front cover of a magazine have to include?• All magazine front covers have to have a masthead, a strapline, a headline, a central image, features and a puff.
How have you pushed the boundaries of your genre?• I have pushed the boundaries of my genre by creating a new music magazine with a name that relates to music and a theme that continues over every page to make it look profesional.
Which social groups have you represented?• I have represented teenagers in my music magazine by including the genres of music that appeal most to teenagers and including things in my magazine that teenagers like or want.
Have you represented them in a stereotypical way?• I have tried not to represent teenagers in a stereotypical way because I wanted my magazine to appeal to a very wide audience.
Discuss the language and pictures you have used?• I have used pictures that relate to the articles I have inside my magazine. The language I have used in my magazine is fairly informal because if it was very formal it would not appeal to a teenage audience.
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?• IPC media might publish my magazine because it has a different target audience to the music magazine they currently publish. And there is not many magazines like mine out there anyway.
Who would be the audience of your magazine?• Age: 15-24 years old• Gender: Male and Female but could vary with each issue.• Profile of audience: A teenager or you adult living at home with a low income. They go to college and really enjoy listening to music and reading about it.
How did you attract your audience?• I attracted my audience by music bright eye catching colours, informal language and pictures of things that the like or want e.g. there favourite artists or and iPad etc.
What technologies have you used in your project?• For this project I have learnt how to use InDesign, Blogger, Survey Monkey and Photoshop. I have found these very useful and will definately use them again.