Q1 In what ways does my media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? My media magazine was aimed at both those interested in the electronic/dubstep music genre and technology used within, it uses these conventions throughout the magazine, linking back to the original name “Techtronik” tech in technology and tronik – electronic, with the K being added for a more hipster/younger audience feel. Q2 How does your media product represent particular social groups? In my personal opinion, very well. I’d estimate the audience age range I was aiming for at about 1624 year olds, young enough for the magazine and old enough to fully understand the genre. Q3 What kind of media institution might distribute my product and why? I roughly ended up going for both self-funded distribution and going with Bauer Media. Although they offer a few rival music-magazines, such as Kerrang, I didn’t see any potential rivals for my media product, aimed at both Technology and Electronic Music. However, I did contemplate Future PLC, but their strong point is technology, so I felt that my media product would not fit in there, most likely due to too much competition. Finally, with IPC who didn’t offer many music magazine’s at all, so I thought that the magazine wouldn’t sell well for those interested. Q4 Who would be the audience for my product? The audience for my product would be anyone from the ages of 16-24 years old, interested in today’s music and active on many social media sites, these sorts of people would be up-to-date on their technology, Iphones, etc and would have a reasonably knowledge about music in this genre (Skrillex, etc). Audience target would wear similar branded clothes, and dress in a “hipster” fashion, going with the trend. Q5 How did you attract/address your audience? I attracted my audience through the use of eye-catchers, these on the front cover attracted my potential audience to stop and look at the magazine. My main catcher was Reece, and the generic black-white theme on the front cover is certainly different to those in the same genre. I can imagine that had some pulling effect on the target audience. Q6 What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? How to properly set out a magazine, to learn about your target audience, who you’re attracting to the product, the proper terms and meanings of those terms. Q7
Looking back at your preliminary task (the college magazine task), what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to full product? I feel Iâ€™ve learnt that you can improve anything by actually trying, doesnâ€™t matter the quality of your images, or what they contain. I also learned that you can try send a different message in your images, to the way that you present them on your product, and actually have an audience engage with it.