Researching genreGenre: The theme a magazine is categorized into
based on certain characteristics that it has in common with other
magazines in the same category.
My chosen genreThe genre I have chosen to do my magazine In the
style of is Rock/Alternative. I have chosen this genre because I am
familiar with this style of music due to the fact that I listen to
that style of music regularly. I therefore know a lot about this
type of music so I think I will be able to make an effective
magazine in this genre.
Examples of textRock/Alternative magazines often use colours
red, black, white and yellow. This allows the audience to be able
to recognise the fact that it is rock/alternative as the colours
connote danger and mystery which fits in with the genre
rock/alternative. By using these colours it is reinforcing the
genre of the magazine.
Examples of textRock/Alternative magazines also have models on
the front cover which are usually the frontman of rock/alternative
bands. They are dressed in typical band outfits such as denim and
leather jackets. These are what readers would expect
rock/alternative bands to wear therefore it is easy for them to see
that this is a rock/alternative magazine.
Examples of textRock/Alternative magazines, like all other
magazines, have headlines on the front page. However on
Rock/Alternative covers, the headline usually includes the featured
bands Name. This draws in the target market as they will be
familiar with the bands name and therefore will be more inclined to
buy the magazine.
To concludeFrom my research I have learned that common codes and
conventions of the Rock/Alternative genre are leather and denim
jackets for costume, popular band names in the headlines and the
common use of the colours black, red and yellow. I will use these
codes and conventions when making my own magazine to make sure that
my magazine will be recognisable to the rock/alternative genre.