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Analysing Images »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday May 01, 2010

Categories: Key Concepts, Media Language, Magazines, Image Analysis, Other Topics, Moving Images, Skills

Brief Definition

Image analysis is the way in which an audience ‘reads’ the meaning of a media text image.

One of the ways image analysis works is to look for meaning through signs and symbols suggested by the way a scene is set up and filmed.

Signs and symbols in media texts are polysemic which means they are open to many interpretations. The different possible meanings in media texts depend on two things. The first is the way the signs and symbols in the text are...

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Understanding Teenage & Lifestyles Magazines »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Publishers like magazines aimed at the teen market. It is an easy way to reach this young readership, and a way of marketing a huge range of teen products. Look on the shelves in the paper shop and there is a big range of titles, but very few are aimed directly at teenagers.

The available income of this group has risen substantially over the past 5-10 years, and this is the stage when young people form the likes, dislikes, passions and opinions that shape them as they move...

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New Spec A Level Media Studies »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 01, 2017

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Understanding Media, Magazines, Music Press, Music, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, New Media, Internet, Social Networking, Postmodernism, User Generated Content, Overviews, Theory, Media Theorists, Postmodern Theory, Poststructuralist Theory, Representation Theory, Semiotic Theory, Social Realist Theory, Structuralist Theory, Subcultures

We are aware that some specifications are currently being accredited by Ofqual.

At Edusites we don’t like to keep our subscribers in limbo so here is Unit 7 of 12 new resources for the A Level Media Studies Specification.

These resources are flexible for the first term when you don’t have to choose which exam board you are pursuing.

Each term we provide a Core Unit, Exam Unit and NEA Unit based on the Department for Education Media Studies A Level subject content....

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday February 09, 2017

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary

Purpose

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The work here is based on over twenty years of teaching...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary

Using this Glossary

This glossary of terms is intended for use with the EDUSITES work pack for the Summer 2017 GCSE Media examination.

Purpose

To support your understanding of key...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary

Introduction

This booklet is to support the preparation for the Section A unit examination for OCR GCSE Media Studies. This workbook will enable you to work through the series of...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary

Associated Resources

  • OCR Lifestyle Overview Planner 2017.pdf

Introduction for Teachers

Lifestyle magazine publishing is a staple of media output. A genre evolved from a long...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Guide Navigation

  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Overview Planner
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Teaching Guide
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Student Workbook
  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Glossary

OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines Slides

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  • OCR GCSE Media Studies Lifestyle Magazines



AQA AS MEST1 Cross Media Study - Film Fiction »

Rob Miller | Thursday September 10, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Film, Film Industry, Film Magazines, Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, New Technologies, News, Newspapers

Section B Cross Media Study Film Fiction

This is a resource for students and teachers who have chosen Film Fiction as their Cross Media Study topic. For advice on the structure and format of Section B Cross Media Study please access our guide at Teaching AQA AS Media Studies MEST1 Guide. The exemplar response AQA AS Media Studies MEST1 Section B Cross Media Study Synergy Exemplar relates specifically to the Film Fiction Cross Media Study.

We will be analysing and...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A BGT Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 27, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Gossip Magazines, New Media, Synergy, Television, Reality TV, Television Industry, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Section A Unseen (32/32)

You must read the information provided for Section A in great detail. You will be given approximately 15 minutes to study and make notes on the two texts. These notes will not be marked during the assessment process. You must spend 45 minutes answering the three compulsory questions in detail.

Clips

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9aXhfT1pfs
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdZL_UyBpWU

The first clip is from Britain’s Got Talent, first broadcast...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Exploring Media Industries Student Resource »

Rob Miller | Monday August 17, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Film Industry, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Audience, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Ownership, Media Language, Regulation, Magazines, New Media, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy

This resource is intended to be used in conjunction with the Unit 3 Mock Exam and Insert on the Edusites subject Overview page. Click on AQA GCSE MS Unit 3 Mock Exam (and Attachments for the Exam Insert).

Who is this?

I am thinking you may recognise this company?

I am certain you will be familiar with this 2015 film

The connection is that Jurassic World (2015) is produced and distributed by Universal Studios (they own the rights to the film and pay for all the...

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NCFE Level 1 Unit 1: Explore Interactive Media Products and Processes »

Rob Miller | Sunday August 02, 2015

Categories: Certificates, NCFE Certificates, NCFE Level 1, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Digital Graphics, Institutions, Copyright, Hot Entries, Magazines, Magazine Design, Online Magazines, New Media, Digital Media, Skills, Graphic Design, Software, InDesign, Photoshop

Associated Resources

  • Magazine Cover Layout Plan.pdf
  • Music Magazine Flat Plan.pdf

Introduction

Welcome to the NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interactive Media - to achieve this unit you will be developing a portfolio of work that includes 3 products, in response to a set Brief. The three pieces of work are:

  1. An Annotated (labelled) Research File - collecting evidence against a checklist - see below.
  2. Using PowerPoint or Prezi to make a short presentation, explaining the software...
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BTEC Level 2 Unit 5: Digital Publishing Production »

Rob Miller | Sunday July 26, 2015

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, Advertising, Key Concepts, Digital Graphics, Hot Entries, Magazines, Magazine Design, Online Magazines, New Media, Digital Media, Skills, Graphic Design, Software, InDesign, Photoshop, Web Design

Associated Resources

  • Magazine Double Page Spread Flat Plan.pdf

Introduction

Digital publishing in its simplest form means you can read anything, pretty much anywhere. This unit teaches you the skills of creating work for digital publishing and ensures at the end of it you develop your own digital media product!

The learning outcomes (below) will be simplified into assignments that you will undertake as part of a live brief that represents typically what you would be...

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WJEC Level 1/2 Creative & Media Unit 3o: Skills Development in Print Media Production »

Rob Miller | Saturday July 25, 2015

Categories: Certificates, WJEC Certificates, Key Concepts, Digital Graphics, Audience, Hot Entries, Magazines, Magazine Design, Posters, Poster Design, Print, Print Advertising, Print Media Production, Production Zone, Print Production, Skills, Graphic Design, Mood Board, Software, InDesign, Photoshop

Associated Resources

  • Magazine Double Page Spread Flat Plan.pdf

Introduction

This is a practical, portfolio based unit where you produce work based on tasks that is graded:

  • Pass
  • Merit
  • Distinction

Print Media Production links to the Graphic Design industry sector - some Graphic Designers have an Art background, some do not but visual and creative skills are important.

You may be the type of Graphic Designer who drafts everything on a computer, which means good IT skills...

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OCR G325 A2 Media Studies Section A 1b Music Magazine Essay Plan: Genre »

Richard Gent | Wednesday March 25, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Genre, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music, The Press, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Genre in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing the front page, contents page and double page spread of my music magazine which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied genre and hybridisation in existing music magazines such as XXL, The Source, Kerrang!, Q, NME, Rock Sound and online magazines such as We Love Pop and Drowned in Sound. This enabled us to fully understand how genre can be applied to our own...

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OCR G325 A2 Media Section A 1b Music Magazine Essay Plan: Representation »

Rob Miller | Wednesday March 25, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Representation in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing the front page, contents page and double page spread of my music magazine which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied representation in existing music magazines such as XXL, The Source, Kerrang!, Q, NME, Rock Sound and online magazines such as We Love Pop and Drowned in Sound. This enabled us to fully understand how representation can be applied to our own...

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OCR G325 A2 Media Studies Section A 1b Music Magazine Essay Plan: Narrative »

Rob Miller | Wednesday March 25, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Narrative, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Narrative in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing the front page, contents page and double page spread of my music magazine which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied narrative in existing music magazines such as XXL, The Source, Kerrang!, Q, NME, Rock Sound and online magazines such as We Love Pop and Drowned in Sound. This enabled us to fully understand how narrative can be applied to our own productions”.

...[ read full article ] »

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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WJEC GCSE Unit 2 CA: Creating for the Media: Investigating and Producing »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 16, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Music Press Production, Music, Music Promotion, The Press, Production Zone, Print Production

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This is an additional Unit 2 brief - full details can be found on MediaEdu’s WJEC GCSE Media Studies controlled assessment admin and process resource.

Students need to produce three pieces of work from at least three media. ‘Media’ is interpreted as film, television, animated film, radio, magazines, music videos, websites, computer games, newspapers and advertising – not platforms.

  • Two Textual Investigations on two media (one must be print...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Exploring Media Industries: Conglomerates »

Rob Miller | Friday January 24, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Ownership, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, More on Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy

Print Magazines Conglomerate Case Study: Bauer Media Group

Bauer are a multinational media corporation whose business interests are global – H. Bauer Publishing, part of the oligopoly of magazine publishers are the magazine publishing division whose other media interests include Bauer Radio and Box Television (50% owned by C4).

The company was founded in 1875 and was owned then, and still are today exclusively by the Bauer family who are based in Hamburg, Germany. H. Bauer...

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OCR GCSE Media Studies B324 Production Portfolio: Print Brief »

Rob Miller | Thursday November 21, 2013

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Hot Entries, Magazines, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, New Media Production, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

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Controlled Assessment (30% of GCSE): Print Brief (Print Advertising)

B324 is the more creative, production based Controlled Assessment as part of the OCR GCSE Media Studies course – if taught over two years it is recommended that the pupils start B324 in year 11 allowing for 10 weeks minimum (dependent on weekly contact time) to complete the project which comprises 30% of the qualification (see example Year 2 Mini SOW below). OCR recommends 25-30...

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Magazines Quiz »

Rob Miller | Tuesday February 19, 2013

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Magazines, Gossip Magazines, Listings Magazines, Masculinity in Men's Magazines, Online Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

  1. Open Magazines Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to MediaEdu when you’ve finished using the quiz.



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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Music Press Quiz 2 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 14, 2012

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Music, The Press, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

  1. Open Music Press Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to MediaEdu when you’ve finished using the quiz.



Q Print and Online Music Magazine Deconstruction »

Rob Miller | Saturday August 11, 2012

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Online Magazines, Music, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Synergy, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

Q Music Magazine Print Deconstruction

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Audience identification with the iconic, recognisable masthead first appeals to consumers – taking up 15% of the front cover an enigmatic, upper case, bold, white on red, block serif letter ‘Q’  is a box on the left hand side top of the cover.

This departs from the conventions of magazine covers that normally run a masthead run along the top of the front cover. ‘Q’ is enigmatic, just like the regular...

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NME Print and Online Music Magazine Deconstruction »

Rob Miller | Friday August 10, 2012

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Online Magazines, Music, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Internet, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

NME Music Magazine Print Deconstruction

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NME remains one of the longest running weekly music magazines in history after its initial publication in 1952. Originally the magazine was published in broadsheet newspaper format using newsprint , and competed for many year with titles such as Sounds (focussing on Rock and Heavy Metal genres) and Melody Maker (mainstream Pop and Chart music).

Unashamedly ‘indie’ NME has always championed the cause of...

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Drowned in Sound Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday August 10, 2012

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Online Magazines, Music, Fan Websites, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

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URL: www.drownedinsound.com

Drowned in Sound is an independent, online music magazine that has been described as a cross between exactly that, a blog and a music social networking site. Founded by 18 year old entrepreneur, Sean Adams in 2000 it started life in 1998 as an e mail music fanzine called The Last Resort. Sean Adams re-launched it as DIS and is still the current editor and part shareholder. Although...

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2013 AQA GCSE Media Studies 1-Year Music Press Scheme »

Rob Miller | Friday August 10, 2012

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Music, The Press

Scheme

  • 2013 AQA GCSE Media Studies 1-Year Music Press Scheme.doc

Associated Resources

  • Drowned in Sound Case Study
  • NME Print and Online Music Magazine Deconstruction
  • Q Print and Online Music Magazine Deconstruction
  • AQA GCSE Music Press Mock Exam Preliminary Material.docx
  • AQA GCSE Music Press Mock Exam.docx
  • AQA GCSE Music Press Mock Exam Mark Scheme.docx
  • Music Press Quiz 1
  • Music Press Quiz 2
  • Deconstructing Web Pages
  • Home Page Sample Deconstruction
  • Studying The Internet
  • The...
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The Representation of Masculinity in Men’s Magazines »

Rob Miller | Friday February 24, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Image Analysis, Masculinity in Men's Magazines

Men’s Magazines, in their printed form developed in terms of publication and circulation in the 1980s. Many reasons were offered for this, particularly in light of the fact that Women’s Magazines have been around for hundreds of years. A manifest, obvious reason could explore changing cultural representations in reference to how masculinity was perceived and that the 1980s was just about the right time for men to finally embrace a magazine genre of their own that was...

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2012 AQA A2 Media Studies Scheme of Work »

Rob Miller | Friday February 24, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Image Analysis, Masculinity in Men's Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, We Media, Theory, Gender Theory, Representation Theory, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

MEST3 Critical Perspectives

MEST4 Research and Production

2012 Section B Topics: Representation and New Digital Media (3 Media Platforms) - 30 Week Scheme of Work

Overview

  • AQA A Level Media Studies Overview

Scheme

  • 2012 AQA A2 Media Studies SOW.doc

Concepts

  • Analysing Text, Stimulus Material - Audiences
  • Regulation and Censorship
  • Critical Investigation - Viral Marketing
  • Skills Development - Planning and Production
  • Representation of Masculinity
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Exam...
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2012-2014 OCR A2 Media Studies Scheme of Work »

Rob Miller | Friday December 09, 2011

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, New Media, We Media, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Production Zone

G324 Advanced Portfolio in Media

G325 Critical Perspectives in Media

Critical Perspectives = Contemporary Media Regulation ~ Media and Collective Identity (30 Week Scheme of Work)

Overview

  • OCR A Level Media Studies Overview

Scheme

  • OCR A2 Media Studies SOW 2012-2014.doc
  • OCR A2 Media Studies Documentary Coursework

Concepts

  • Regulation within the Media Industry
  • Researching Film Magazines and Film Posters
  • Skills Development - Planning and Production
  • Evaluating and Linking...
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Magazine + Action Film Analysis PPT »

Shirley Bierman | Monday May 23, 2011

Categories: Nationals, Film, Action Adventure, Magazines, Teenage & Lifestyle Magazines

Magazine + Action Film Analysis.ppt

Additional Resources

OCR Nationals Level 3 Overview




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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WJEC GCSE Exam Topic - Music 2011 & 2012 »

Jeremy Orlebar | Sunday August 22, 2010

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Magazines, Music Press, Music, British Pop Music, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press

2011 Exam

Section A - Music Video
Section B - Music Fan Websites

2012 Exam

Section A - Music Industry Websites
Section B - Music Magazines

The exam (40% of the final mark)  2 hours 15 minutes. The topic is music. Candidates will be expected to study the topic in a way which reflects the convergent nature of contemporary media.

The paper is divided into two sections.

Section A: Thinking about the Media – Investigating

This will assess candidates on their knowledge and...

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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

Browsing Magazines Covers on MediaEdu

Visit MediaEdu’s Gallery

Assignment

...

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Music Press Quiz 1 »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday September 08, 2009

Categories: KS3, GCSE, Magazines, Music Press, Music, Other Topics, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

  1. Open Music Press Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to MediaEdu when you’ve finished using the quiz.



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
  2. Click on the back button to return to MediaEdu when you’ve finished using the quiz.



Image and Narrative Quiz »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday August 25, 2009

Categories: Key Concepts, Narrative, Magazines, Image Analysis, Other Topics, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Skills

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

Firefox is an excellent alternative to Internet Explorer which is available free for both PCs and Macs.




Music Press Downloads »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 18, 2009

Categories: Magazines, Music Press, Music, Other Topics

Music Press | Advertising.ppt

Music Press | Audience Match Exercise.pdf

Music Press | Audience Theory.ppt

Music Press | History.ppt

Music Press | Kerrang Notes.doc

Music Press | Magazine Analysis Frame.doc

Music Press | Magazine Checklist One.doc

Music Press | Magazine Checklist Two.doc

Music Press | Magazine Cover Exercise One.pdf

Music Press | Magazine Cover Exercise Two.pdf

Music Press | Magazine Design.pub

Music Press | NME Notes.doc

Music Press | NME Web Design...

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Magazines Downloads »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 18, 2009

Categories: Magazines, More on Magazines

AS Mag Representation Task.doc

GCSE Magazines Coursework Workbook.doc

Magazines Adobe Photoshop Workbook.doc

Magazines Article Writing Frame.ppt

Magazines AS Magazines Representation Task.doc

Magazines Checklist.doc

Magazines Essay Writing Frame.pdf

Magazines Framing The Image.ppt

Magazines GCSE Magazines Workbook.doc

Magazines Mise En Scene.ppt

Magazines Mizz Front Cover Analysis.pdf

Magazines Mock Exam.doc

Magazines Music Magazine Design.pub

Magazines Two Front...

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The Adult Orientated Mainstream »

Bijon Fenner | Thursday July 16, 2009

Categories: Magazines, Music Press, More on Music Press, Music, Other Topics

Paul McCartney was on the first issue of Q and came back to celebrate its 50th issue: he’s typical of the magazine’s emphasis on older ‘classic’ artists.

KEY BRAND VALUES: MAINSTREAM ADULT ORIENTATED ROCK
OWNER: EMAP (1986 TO 2007) BAUER (2007 to present)
MASTHEAD: Q
PUFF: THE GUIDE TO MODERN MUSIC AND MORE / THE ULTIMATE MUSIC GUIDE
PRICE: £3.90
HOUSE STYLE: RED AND WHITE, BLACK TEXT, CANDID COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
ADVERTISING PORTFOLIO: ALBUM ARTISTS, HI-FI EQUIPMENT,...

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The Dance Music Press - Muzik »

Bijon Fenner | Thursday July 16, 2009

Categories: Magazines, Music Press, More on Music Press, Music, Other Topics

Reflecting the retrospective sensibility of contemporary dance music issues of Muzik typically mix new music with older stars.

KEY BRAND VALUES: CUTTING EDGE, INFORMED, FUTURE CONSCIOUS CLUB CULTURE.
OWNER: IPC 1995 TO 2003
MASTHEAD: MUZIK
PUFF: NONE
PRICE: £3.90
HOUSE STYLE: POP ART COLOURS – YELLOWS, PINKS AND ORANGE
ADVERTISING PORTFOLIO: DANCE 12” SINGLES, COMPILATIONS, CLUB NIGHTS, HARDWARE, CLOTHING

Muzik was a dance music magazine produced between 1995 and 2003....

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Q Magazine – The Music Press in the 1980s »

Stephen Hill | Monday July 06, 2009

Categories: Magazines, More on Magazines, Music Press, News

Q Magazine was launched by EMAP in 1986. With Dave Hepworth and Mark Ellen as editors, it was very much a grown up version of Smash Hits.

When discussing the legacy of EMAP in the transformation of the mores of the music press in the 1980s it should be mentioned that the legacy of Q has been considered in much more detail than that of Smash HitsEamonn Forde has written extensively on the role of Q in establishing the ‘monoglottic’ corporate register of Smash Hits in...

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Understanding Magazines in Year 8 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 8, Magazines, More on Magazines, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 2 of Year 8, we introduce the students to Magazines. The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own magazine.

This unit is intended to develop the students technical skills with Photoshop Elements. One example of a skill that we focus on is the ‘lasso’ tool, which allows students to accurately select and crop before importing the material as a new layer into a magazine they are building.

Every sixth lesson the...

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Magazine Circulation Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Magazines, More on Magazines, Other Topics, Production Zone, Print Production

ABC.org.uk

This site provides consumer magazine data such as circulation figures, price, genre sales, etc.

Natmags.co.uk Monthly Circulation Figures Pick a magazine title and get info on brand positioning/ values, core buyer, ratecards, etc.




Typography & Font Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Advertising, Key Concepts, Media Language, Magazines, Other Topics, Production Zone, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

Dafont.com

Flamingtext.com An excellent place to find some sophisticated and unique fonts to help you create impressive artefacts.




The Music Press »

Jeremy Orlebar | Friday May 08, 2009

Categories: GCSE, Magazines, Music Press, Music, Other Topics

Revision Activities

Music Press Kerrang Notes.doc
Music Press Smash Hits Notes.doc
Music Press NME Notes.doc
Music Press NME Web Design Template.doc
Music Press Magazine Cover Exercise One.pdf
Music Press Magazine Cover Exercise Two.pdf
Music Press Scheme.doc
Music Press Magazine Analysis Frame.doc
Music Press Magazine Cover Exercise One.pdf
Music Press Magazine Cover Exercise Two.pdf
Music Press Magazine Checklist One.doc
Music Press Magazine Checklist Two.doc
Music Press...

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