Archive of ‘Component 1’ category


These are the adverts I have decided to put into my music magazine, one product advert and one music advert.

I have chosen this product advert of innocent smoothies because it is the same colour scheme as my magazine and it is a healthy advert. This would attract my target audience because of the colours and because its a health scheme advert as my target audience is females aged 18-24.


I have chosen this music advert of Lana Del Rey because I have mentioned her in my magazines captions and also because she is what my target audience is aimed at, a young individual indie pop artist just like Vikki R is and what there fans aspire to be like. I have also chosen this advert of Lana Del Rey because she produces the same music genre as my main star, Vikki R. I know that my target audience would like this advert because I researched this by using yougov and this shows that Lana Del Rey is one of my target audiences favourite musicians for this type of music.

Final Targets From Teacher – paper feedback sheet


Front Page:

  • un-stretch my main cover star.
  • make one of my plugs yellow or a different colour.
  • Add in another image in a inset.
  • Link the quote with her name.
  • add in 2 more cover lines.
  • Make the main font less girly.

Contents page:

  • Remove the issue 16.
  • pop the plug.
  • make the image of Vikki bigger.

Double page spread:

  • Add in some more yellow.
  • Add in a image into the plug.
  • Add captions on my images.

Article Idea Development

This is my template for my article development, in this I have produced my first draft of my article and the key topics that are in the news at the moment. This template is very much a brainstorm, note taking way of how my actual article is going to be. My article is going to be a Q&A.


Language Analysis

I am going to be creating a Q&A for my double page article in my double page spread. This is my analysis of this double page spread so I understand what I have to write and what sort of questions I need to ask my star.



Reference the article of: ‘Cash For Questions – this month: ALT-J’

This article I have chosen to analyse is called ‘Cash For Questions – This Month: ALT-J’, this article was written on the 17th of July 2017 and is written by Paul Stokes who writes for Q magazine.  I chose this layout of magazine for my own personal music magazine as I feel like it goes with my indie pop genre well and this is the best way to engage my audience into anting to read my magazine more.

  • In this article Paul Stokes uses a Q&A focus to try and intrigue the right audience for this type of magazine. we can tell that in the interview that he has really engaged with his interviewee as he put in every little detail from his interviewee groaning to if the person moved somewhere else in the room he really made the person he was interviewing feel comfortable enough to be able to get the littlest details out of them.
  • Throughout this Q&A we are aware of the presence of the journalist because we know that he is the one asking the questions, this portrays the article as well structured and knowledgeable as we know what the journalist ask the interviewee on the day and that he has got ever little detail down in the article.
  • This interview is a very public interview as it is in a library and it seems very laid back and chilled as the band don’t mind doing it in a public space, which conveys the band as a very relaxed band as they don’t mind going into public spaces as they don’t think themselves as normal people not A-listed celebrities.
  • One quote that was used by the band was “I know being photographed in a library isn’t a good place to be played down our bookish image… but I am wearing a leather jacket” says Gus Unger-Hamilton. This shows the band to be very jokey and chill which shows there laid back attitude once again. Throughout, this article the journalist uses different smilies and metaphors to engage the reader the use of the metaphor of “chewing gum like it doesn’t lose its flavour” this shows us as a reader that the band have their own value and that they are different but in a good way, which the journalist has shown through this Q&A through the appropriate questions he has asked and through the use of his language when writing the article.
  • The readers experience throughout reading this article is that they are having a one to one talk with the band. this makes the reader want to carry on reading as it is like meeting the band and having an experience with them and what there day to day life is like. Furthermore, it is like the reader is asking the questions to the band so it is like the reader is there with them.
  • In conclusion, the journalist, Paul Stokes really engages with the band to find out the deepest details about them. throughout the article the band interact with the reader well and come across as unique, kind and funny. This is because of the questions that the journalist has asked them and his thought process of the questions he asked them. Additionally, the journalist has not changed any of the quotes that the band has said so that we get the real life version of the band and so that the reader really engages with the band themselves.


Draft 4 Feed back And Targets

This is a screencastify that me and my teacher recorded to see what improvements I could make to my music magazine, to make my reader want to buy it even more.

The targets my teacher has given me are:

front cover:

  • Make my main cover star bigger
  • Make the title of my magazine bigger and bold
  • Add in headlines and caption and add in some more photos

Contents page:

  • Add in captions on photos
  • Add in borders on photos
  • Add some blue into my page

Double page spread:

  • Put in the name of my magazine on the top right hand side of the page as well
  • Make the main cover star in the middle of my page pop more
  • The stand first needs to be bigger
  • Put different colours on the inset borders


Draft 3 – The Double Page Spread


  • visible title
  • close up the gap with the columns
  • experiment where the smaller images go
  • move plug away from corner


Targets for development:

  • Add in drop capitals to my paragraphs
  • Add in a logo for my magazine
  • Put in a byline
  • Add more paragraphs to my columns


This is my second draft for my double page spread, I have taken on my feedback and added in everything I was meant to from my targets for development. Please click on my magazine to see it in full.

Draft 2 – The Contents Page



  • The colour scheme fits the indie pop genre well.
  • The images look professional because of the canted angles.
  • The simple font fits the content page, not too in your face.


  • There are no captions, need to add more.
  • Try a different background and experiment with it.
  • Highlight some of the important words to give it more impact.

Targets for development:

  • Make some of my headings have individual bold words to make them stand out to my reader.
  • Add some captions to it.
  • remove the hyphen in number 13.

This is my new and improved contents page. I have taken on the feed back given by my peer and have added in big, bold font in my content page headings to make them stand out to the audience and I have also added in a caption to make my reader want to continue reading my magazine with a little help from the caption. I have also changed my font of my ‘contents’ page heading as I feel this font fits in more with the indie pop genre and it fits the whole contents page more. I have also added page numbers into my images so my reader knows what page they are on and what story they want to read about from the images or the contents page headings. Overall, I feel like this has improved my content page and made it look and feel more like an indie pop magazine.

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