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<ul><li> 1. Analysis of magazine front covers Cover 1.NME Sept 2009Dizzee Rascal Edition</li></ul> <p> 2. FRONT COVER ANALYSIS The masthead has a purpose of telling the audience what the magazine is about. The header tells readers that in this magazine on a certain page there is a season special tour. This is a feature that allows all of the audience to enhance with the ideas of speciality within their preferred music. The main cover lines/ sell lines have a purpose of allowing the audience to read the cover and have a rough idea of what gossip, info or important things the magazine contains. Although there is not much the feature of this is still there through a quote and a name. The main image dominates most of the page as the audience notice the picture first. This is deliberately done so that the audience get to know the celebrities before reading the magazine. The main cover line states DIZZEE RASCAL , this is the name of the character. The first name DIZZEE is on a slight angle. This is to make the audience feel DIZZEE or absurd by the angle as it has the meaning which Is stated in the name DIZZEE. The barcode has an issue number, issue date and the price. This is because it was a money traded item, to keep all audience up-to-date and to allow people to know which issue this is. The footer also includes names of other singers. This is to let the audience know what else the magazine features regarding music. The use of this pull quote from the character on the cover in inverted commas implies how the character on the cover is trying to get him self familiarised with the reader before reading it. The background is contrasting with the image. The background also stand out well as well as the image. This is to show the reader what the cover is trying to point out to readers. The use of this flasher is to offer something extra special with the magazine to the reader or it can also have a purpose of exposure within the magazine The rules of thirds has not been taken into consideration which makes the magazine looks cluttered . This shows how the target audience for this type of magazine are the type who fancy a cluttered life or cluttered type of music. 3. TARGET AUDIENCE OF THIS MAGAZINE </p> <ul><li>METHODS USED TO ATTRACT THIS TARGET AUDIENCE ARE: </li></ul> <ul><li>Bright colours that would attract young students </li></ul> <ul><li>A picture popping out of the magazine relating to the audience </li></ul> <ul><li>Slang words like MAN! used which students would normally use. </li></ul> <p>Target audience Profile (possibly add image) Musical interests/favourite artists etc Gender: male, the male picture implies this. The age range for the audience of this magazine would be about 16 years of age up till 24 years of age. This magazine would be aiming for a low social class of students. This is shown by the price and the theme of the magazine as well as the genre of music. The magazine cost 2.30. 4. OTHER NME MAGAZINE COVER ANALYSIS NME 5. The masthead has a purpose of telling the audience what the magazine is about. The header contains on the top right of itself a statistic of listed girls from the uk. Using statistics will make the readers feel they are accurately approached. The main cover lines/ sell lines have a purpose of allowing the audience to read the cover and have a rough idea of what gossip, info or important things the magazine contains. They are all set the their correct places and are not all over the place which shows organisation within the magazine and its audience. The main image dominates most of the page as the audience notice the picture first. This is deliberately done so that the audience get to know the celebrities before reading the magazine. The main cover line states BROKEN BRITAIN MAN? , this is a rhetorical question from the character. The first bit to the question is on a slight angle to the other one to suggest how the question is implying that thins in Britain are BORKEN that is why it is bent to show no sustainability of the magazine relations with Britain. is on a slight angle. This is to make the audience feel BROKEN or absurd by the angle as it has the meaning which Is stated in BROKEN. The barcode has an issue number, issue date and the price. This is because it was a money traded item, to keep all audience up-to-date and to allow people to know which issue this is. The background is contrasting with the image. The background also stand out well as well as the image. This is to show the reader what the cover is trying to point out to readers. The use of this flasher is to offer something extra special with the magazine to the reader or it can also have a purpose of exposure within the magazine The rules of thirds has and has not been taken into consideration which makes the magazine looks a mess but also makes the magazine looks appealing to its audience. This shows how the target audience for this type of magazine are the type who fancy a cluttered life or cluttered type of music. 6. FRONT COVER ANALYSIS The masthead has a purpose of telling the audience what the magazine is about. The header tells readers that in this magazine there is a split between a band of famous singers. The main cover lines/ sell lines have a purpose of allowing the audience to read the cover and have a rough idea of what gossip, info or important things the magazine contains. The main image dominates most of the page as the audience notice the picture first. This is deliberately done so that the audience get to know the celebrities before reading the magazine. The barcode has an issue number, issue date and the price. This is because it was a money traded item, to keep all audience up-to-date and to allow people to know which issue this is. The footer also includes names of other singers. This is to let the audience know what else the magazine features regarding music. The use of this pull quote from the character on the cover in inverted commas implies how the character on the cover is trying to get him self familiarised with the reader before reading it. The background is contrasting with the image. The background also stand out well as well as the image. This is to show the reader what the cover is trying to point out to readers. The use of this flasher is to offer something extra special with the magazine to the reader or it can also have a purpose of exposure within the magazine The rules of thirds has been taken into consideration which makes the magazine looks organised . This shows how the target audience for this type of magazine are the type who fancy anorganised life or simple type of music. 7. FRONT COVER ANALYSIS The masthead has a purpose of telling the audience what the magazine is about. The header tells readers that in this magazine there is a range of singers and bands that will be discussed or gossiped about The main cover lines/ sell lines have a purpose of allowing the audience to read the cover and have a rough idea of what gossip, info or important things the magazine contains. The main image dominates most of the page as the audience notice the picture first. This is deliberately done so that the audience get to know the celebrities before reading the magazine. The barcode has an issue number, issue date and the price. This is because it was a money traded item, to keep all audience up-to-date and to allow people to know which issue this is. The background is contrasting with the image. The background also stand out well as well as the image. This is to show the reader what the cover is trying to point out to readers. The use of this flasher is to offer something extra special with the magazine to the reader or it can also have a purpose of exposure within the magazine The rules of thirds has been taken into consideration which makes the magazine looks organised . This shows how the target audience for this type of magazine are the type who fancy anorganised life or simple type of music. 8. STRETCH AND CHALLENGE ACTIVITY-USE THE HYPERLINK FOR DIRECT ACCESS TO NME http:// www.nme.com /magazine </p> <ul><li>DETAILED ANALYSIS OF ITS TARGET AUDIENCE </li></ul> <p>WHO PUBLISHES THE MAGAZINE-HOW MANY SALES DOES IT MAKE GENERAL BACKGROUND HOW, WHEN IT STARTED, HOW IT HAS CHANGED AND WHY WHAT GENRE/TYPE OF MAGAZINE IS IT? DETAILS OF ITS TYPICAL CONTENT AND THE ARTISTS/BANDS IT CURRENTLY FEATURES 9. MORE DETAILED RESEARCH INTO NME MAGAZINE http://www.nme.com/magazine</p>