Language Analysis

Now I have done my front cover mock up for my magazine it’s time to start looking at creating as double page spread. Before I start doing so I must do some detailed revision on other magazines double-page spreads (professional ones) so that I can get inspiration/ an idea of how I’d like to present mine. I also need to look into what they write. It is important I get an idea of what they write so that I can get an idea of what I will write. I also need to look at how the text is presented. The purpose of the language analysis is to see how the writer connects with the audience. Therefore if we look at professional magazines we can see the best ways to connect to our audiences. 


Cash for questions, 03/12/19, Paul Stokes & Adam Lawrence      


The structure of this article is a question and answer article. Therefore there are questions with detailed answers in which the audience have sent in. They reference everyone who asks a question. I think this is a good way to be interactive with you fans. It also makes fans happy as they’re being mentioned on a famous magazine. I could make my articles double page spread a similar layout to this and do question and answers too. I think this is a good idea as its a way to interact with fans which is also entertaining.   

From the magazine you can also see the presence of the journalist. We can only see this from some of the text in which he wrote, however he doesn’t refer to himself throughout the double page spread. The journalist doesn’t really give his opinion on anything he just writes down the questions then the answers. The answers are from artists and the questions are focused at the artists. Therefore the journalist gives a little sense of his presence. The article is written in third person (the audience and artists). This is significant as It’s relevant and unbiased, this is coming straight from the artist and not being changed by a journalist. There is no introduction and no ending however I don’t think this is an issue as the magazine is informative so I don’t think it’s needed.

The writer of this magazine uses words and language to get his impression across. We see this in the text when he wrote ‘the world’s most impressive libraries’ This is the author exaggerating but it’s also an opinion. I think the tone doesn’t really fit into the text as they’re talking about libraries when its a music magazine. They even mention about the relevance in this line  ‘“I know being photographed in a library isn’t a good place to play down our bookish image,” jokes singer and keyboard player’. The writer didn’t use any similes and metaphors. I believe he did this to give a sense of professionalism. They use many quotes such as the question and answers. They also use quotes from the artists themselves. Such as the previous quote. As a result of reading this article the reader will be more educated on the artists. 

 Overall I like how this is set out. I personally really like how it’s a Q&A as you can get clear unbiased information with the questions coming from the audience and being answered by the artists. I like how the artists are being interactive with their fans. I also think their photos are relevant. 

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