Thursday, 27 February 2014


Questionnaires are a great way to help understand your audience; what they like and what they want within a magazine. Earlier in the year, when I was planning my magazine, I used a questionnaire to get a sense of what my target audience wanted out of my magazine and then I used the results to help me make a magazine my target audience would like.

Questionnaires are easy to produce and the questions can be tailored to my needs; making sure to ask the questions that will answer what I need to know. It is possible to distribute questionnaires in a high volume whether that is through using an online questionnaire where anyone can access it (e.g. surverymonkey) or personally handing out my questionnaire to people.

Since the respondents are anonymous, it allows me to get real opinions from them as they won't be influenced by having their name connected with their response. Though, it is possible that the answers may not be true opinions, as it's fairly easy to lose interest half way through a questionnaire. However, this is not something that can be helped.

As part of my evaluation I plan to do one last, overall questionnaire, allowing me to get a final view of my audience's opinion on my final product. The questionnaire will include both open and closed questions.

Closed – The data from closed questionnaires are measurable. There are a set number of answers given to each question so a percentage can be calculated. However, in closed questions there is often little opportunity for responders to expand their response, or give state their true opinion if it is not mentioned in the set answers.

Open – An open questionnaire allows the audience to give their full, true opinion and allows me to get real and 'unengineered' responses. However, these responses are difficult to measure.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Evaluation Question 4

The next part of my evaluation is discussing the audience of my magazine.
The question is:
What would be the audience for your media product?

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Repost: Reader Profile

This is my reader profile for my magazine.
I've reposted this as in my evaluation, at the moment, I am evaluating my audience so this will be useful to see alongside as it allows me to know the average age of my audience as well as their lifestyle.

Evaluation Q3 Answer

Evaluation Question 3

The next question of the evaluation is talking about which media institution would publish my magazine. I have already made various posts in the past talking about some publishing companies that could be possible choices.
This is the question:

What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

Evaluation Q2 Answer

Monday, 10 February 2014

Evaluation Question 2

The next part of my evaluation process is talking about the social groups my magazine presents.
This is the question:
How does the media product represent social groups?

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Evaluation Q1 Answer: Article

Evaluation Q1: Article - slideshow

This is the third part of question 1 of my evaluation, comparing music magazine conventions of article to the article I have made for my magazine.

Evaluation Q1 Answer: Contents Page

Evaluation: Contents Page - slideshows

This is the second part of question 1 of my evaluation, comparing music magazine conventions of contents page to the contents page I have made for my magazine.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Evaluation Question 1

Since I am finished the practical part of my work, making the magazine cover, contents and article, I am now going to start the evaluation of my work. This is the first question we have to answer.

In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

Monday, 3 February 2014

Completed Article

This is the final draft of my article, which consists of three pages.

Since my last update I have changed the photos found in the sidebar to make them look as though they are polaroid photos.

Double-Page Spread Update Part 2

This is the updated version of the first two pages of my article.

From my last update of the first two pages I have added:
  •  The main photo of the article on the second page.
  • I erased the background using the Quick Selection Tool on Photoshop before transferring it over to In Design.
  • I have also changed the introduction to the article, adding more text, and increasing the size of it so it is slightly larger.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Double-Page Spread Update

This is the update version of the third page of my double-page spread.

  • I have added more text so the column fills the full length of the page.
  • As well as this I moved the photo of the band further down the page to make it fill the bottom of the page more.
  • I added a sidebar with extra photos of the band in it to fill in the extra space.
  • I also added a large quote from the interview above the sidebar, filling in more space.

Next, I am going to try and edit the photos from the sidebar to make them look as though they were polaroid photos.