December 2015

3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1 The magazine industry – Careers, Job Vacancies, Internships and Training Opportunities.

Hearst Magazine UK

They have many jobs in things like;


In this job you are responsible for the development of magazines in print, as well as online, looking for potential advertisers. You are also responsible for building up client relationships. Other things you are expected to do are selling advertising space on the titles and managing accounts, in order to generate new business and revenue.

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2.1.1,2.2.1 Magazine audience research project – Focus group.


Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 11.25.41.pngWhen I presented my article to the group they had some very helpful feedback to give me. The feedback has helped me to see things I could improve and shown me what people in the age group of the target audience likes and dislikes.

The quality of your article

when talking about this the group said my article was very informative and interesting as it talks a lot about someone they wouldn’t necessarily know a lot about. They liked how I talked about the authors life timeline, as it gave an insight as to how he got where he is now.  They also said to improve my article i should proof read so that I have capital letters in the right places etc.

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4.2.1, 4.2.2 Media Regulation- Legal & ethical issues in my work.

When I was working on my project to create a double page spread I had to think about the different legal & ethical issues throughout the time i was completing it.

Defamation Law.

This was important to think about when I was writing my magazine feature. This is because I was writing about John Green and if I said something wrong I could be at risk of damaging another persons reputation. If I was to do this, which I made sure I did not, the person would be able to sue for any damage that was caused.


For this I had to make sure that if I used any information from the internet, it was not the exact wording of what it was on that site. I would of had to completely re-word it if I had any intentions of using the information.  I also had to make sure that all images I used were my own, and not from the internet. If i was to use another persons work without permission, I would face penalties. This could be anything from 6 months in prison and/or a fine up to £50,000 within the magistrates court. Or 10 years in prison and/or an “unlimited” fine within Crown Court.

Editors code

For this I would have to make sure that any information I got about John Green was not through a breach of privacy. This is because it would be information that he would not want to be known. For example I could not give out his address or hack into something of his as this would be an extreme breach of privacy.

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My Rationale and Project concept.


Which magazine genre have you chosen and why?

I have chosen a film/book as the genre for my magazine. This is because I enjoy reading books and then watching the film, to see how they differ. Then I often decide which one I like the best.

What is the aim of your content?

My aim is to inform.  I know that people often want to know if a new film is worth watching or not, and or if it will be a disappointment to the book version, I would want to provide that information to them.

What is your target audience?

My target audience is mostly both genders, aged 16-21.

What skills will apply to produce your copy and images?

I would have to use my journalistic writing skills for my review and blog post, then I would need to use my photographic techniques to make sure I take good, professional images.

Project Concept.

I will be producing three pieces of copy for a film/ book magazine. I am going to do a “book vs film” theme. I will be reviewing the paper town’s book, do an article on the author and interview somebody who has read the book and watched the film. I am going to take pictures of a sunset as the main part of the book takes place during night and I will take another image of a road, to represent the road trip they go on to use in the magazine, as it will tie in well with what the book is about. For secondary research I will be using the internet to find out about john green, for my personality profile. My primary research will be the interview that I do with another reader. I will use the internet as a resource to help with anything I need to know in order to make this the best it could possibly be. My deadline is the 7th December 2015.


John Green.

Personality profile for the magazine feature.


Other film magazines.


Reading. (blog post for project)

I have always loved reading, ever since I was younger.  I once saw a quote that described exactly how I see reading.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons.

This is a perfect explanation as to why I love reading so much, because it is so much more than picking up a book and reading the words. Its about the way you feel when you read a book, and how it affects you during and afterwards. I can’t tell you the last time I read a book that didn’t make me feel the same way whilst I was reading it, after I finished it too.

Reading is great for your imagination. When you are reading, you’re connecting to what the writer had previously imagined, allowing you to do so too, but you are able to imagine these things in any way you want because, well, everyone interprets things differently. Unlike films, you don’t have to see things the way everybody else does and I think that is great.

Reading really does take you to another world. You don’t have to be faced by reality for a while when you are reading. I love the moment when you look up from your book, in a daze and just really absorb the words you just read which makes you feel a little more fulfilled.

paper Towns review (project)

Paper Towns was the second John Green novel that I read. After previously reading Looking for Alaska I was excited to read more of his books. I had high expectations and was not disappointed. The book came out in 2008 and is based around a group of teenage school friends, two in particular.  Quentin ‘Q’ Jacobsen is the main character, the person whose point of view we are reading from. He and Margo Roth Spiegelman become best friends as soon as she moves in next door and converts his boring life, but they become strangers until one night, years later Margo invites him out on a night of revenge. The next morning it becomes obvious that Margo is missing, and whilst others have given up on finding her, Quentin hasn’t. He then sets out to find her with his friends, following the ‘clues’ she left behind.

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