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An Introduction to the Magazine Industry Workshop »

Rob Miller | Thursday January 08, 2015

Categories: Magazines, Intro to Magazines

Our full or half day, interactive, visually stimulating workshops introduce pupils/students to the magazine industry – both in terms of declining circulation and digital media but also the study of embedded genres, from Men’s and Women’s Lifestyle magazines to Fashion, Technology, Gossip, Listings and hybrid magazines like The Big Issue.

Sessions will explore production, publication and ownership, distribution and marketing, exchange and audience consumption,...

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Radio Times Magazine Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 30, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Image Analysis, Intro to Magazines, Listings Magazines, More on Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Synergy

Institutional Factors and Marketing

Radio Times is a weekly Listings Magazine in terms of genre that has been published by the BBC from 1923 until 2011. It is now published by the Immediate Media Company after the merger of BBC Magazines (BBC Magazines used to be owned by the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide) while the Immediate Media Company is established as a combined publishing house.

Radio Times is still a branded BBC publication however and its key focus is BBC...

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The Big Issue Magazine Case Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday January 22, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Intro to Magazines, Street Magazines, New Media, Digital Media

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Institutional Factors and Marketing

First published in 1991 The Big Issue has gone from strength to strength to become the world’s most widely circulated street newspaper. It officially belongs to the hybrid genre of entertainment and social business and as such, runs regular reviews on films, book releases, theatre, music and art but no television listings – the entertainment aspect attracts advertising revenue while the editorial content is...

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Heat Magazine Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday January 21, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Gossip Magazines, Intro to Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Synergy

Institutional Factors and Marketing

Heat is a weekly gossip magazine published by Bauer, one of the oligopoly of magazine publishers with a circulation of just over half a million.

When it launched in 1999 it launched as a Listings/Entertainment magazine achieving a lower than expected circulation of below 100,000 – as a result the decision was made to re-brand and reposition Heat in the marketplace as an out and out Gossip Magazine aimed at C2, D and E women.

The...

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Design: A Grid-based Approach »

Richard Gent | Monday January 17, 2011

Categories: Magazines, Intro to Magazines, Music, Fan Websites, New Media, Digital Media, New Technologies, Production Zone, Print Production, Web Production

Find out more about the grid-based approach to design by clicking on the link below:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/04/14/designing-with-grid-based-approach/

Shared with MediaEdu by Elayne Senn.




Ownership, Synergy & Technological Convergence »

Stephen Hill | Monday November 08, 2010

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Ownership, Magazines, Intro to Magazines, More on Magazines, Music Press, Music Press Institution, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy, We Media

Introduction

The need to target a ‘specific audience’ is a key issue for the ‘magazine industry’. Magazines are heavily ‘subsidized by advertising’ and the key to attracting a sustainable ‘portfolio of advertisers’ is the creation of a product that is desirable to their ‘target market’.

As a consequence, within the magazine industry as a whole, there are many magazines aimed at similar audiences because that ‘demographic’ is lucrative for advertisers....

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Studying Magazines at GCSE »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday May 22, 2010

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, Hot Entries, Magazines, Intro to Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines, Other Topics

The Front Cover

AQA, and other boards, GCSE assignment 1 asks students to write about / analyse two different MAGAZINE FRONT COVERS.

GCSE is about mass media texts. You need to choose consumer magazines rather than specialist or niche audience magazines.

Some examples of the genres of consumer magazines are:

  • Fashion
  • TV listings
  • Children
  • Lifestyle
  • Home, garden and cooking
  • Motoring
  • Computing
  • Sports

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Magazines Quiz »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday August 25, 2009

Categories: Magazines, Intro to Magazines, Other Topics, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Skills

  1. Open Magazines Quiz 2
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