Main Task Evaluation. Daniel Ostrowski. Media Conventions Adhered To. In my product I used a range of standard media conventions; such as: On the cover of the magazine: A logo and masthead for the magazine A date, price and issue number A main feature image
The date, issue number and price are all placed in the top corner so visible but not intruding on the cover.
The title of the magazine and the tag-line (which make up the masthead) are bold, bright and in your face to really catch the attention of a potential reader, and also to fit in with the magazine’s genre.
The main cover image fills the majority of the page, this one standing out particularly due to the style of clothing and colours used in the shot.
Copy lines are used on the page to give a small amount of insight into what else the issue has to offer the reader, as well as the larger ones to aid the main image.
The bright, bold promotional object (in this case posters) has been used to draw in potential readers/
Content speaks for itself, simply used to let the reader know a small amount of information about each feature/article, and what page they are on.
The editor letter is used to make the magazine seem more personal and can also give the reader information but also enjoyment from reading it.
Columns are used for structure of the page and makes it easy for the reader to locate the information or article they’re after.
The main cover story has a separate section of the contents page and an image, to create excitement about the article and to show it’s importance over the other features to the reader.
The article is split up into fragmented columns to break up the text making it easier to read for the audience and also fills out the space on the pages.
The bold title and author of the article is big and bright to stand out and create a sense of importance.
The image captions are there for the reader to see which band member is which, to avoid confusion.
The large quote is there to summarise the article in a few words, just in case the reader doesn’t read the entire article.
The images aid the article text, and creates a striking visual display for the reader instead of just pure text.
The main cover image has been edited and developed by incorporating cartoon elements into the image, which makes it more appealing to the teen audience.
I’ve developed a use of several different fonts and sizes on the page to show the level of importance of each element i.e.: Main copy line bolder than smaller copy lines etc.
The promotional object has been developed by using a visually striking feature in both colour and shape to emphasize it.
The single large image brings all focus to the band featured on the front, creating a sense of occasion and excitement about the band’s return, and also symbolises the high status of the band.
As the focus is meant to be completely on the main image and feature band, the copy lines on the cover simply give the names of other bands with no detail.
The bright colourful text and images used across the magazine’s cover represent the vibrant teen audience which the magazine in aimed at.
The main feature image shows a band extremely popular among the teenage audience at which the magazine is aimed, so featuring this band represents the social group.
The bright colourful text and images used across the magazine’s contents page again represent the vibrant teen audience which the magazine in aimed at.
The language used on the page appeals to the social group and represents the ways in which, stereotypically, they use language.
The bright colourful text and images used across the magazine’s article once again represent the vibrant teen audience which the magazine in aimed at.
The language used in the article is crafted so it appeals to the social group and represents the ways in which, stereotypically, they use language. It is also written to interest and inform a teen audience in the way that it’s written.