Wednesday, 30 March 2011

radio advert research

I researched different magazine TV adverts on youtube to get some inspiration for my radio advert, I looked at the music they use and the words and language they use. I chose to research magazine adverts because my newspaper is more of a magazine and tabloid style and genre, compared to a conventional newspaper style.

poster final draft

draft and feedback

This is what my newspaper looks like at the moment. There are a few things I still need to develop on thanks to the audience feedback I received which is to make my advertisement on my first page more detailed to show exactly what product they would be buying. I also need to change the weather forecast photos . I also had to change and develop the date on the paper and label my photos, so it was clearer to the audience what was in the paper.

I printed my newspaper so far out and asked teachers and other pupils from the school to comment on sticky notes and stick them to the areas of the newspaper where they think needs changing or developing. This was a good technique for audience feedback as I had my target audience commenting which helped me know exactly what they wanted with from my newspaper.
I found the feedback given to me by the audience very helpful and useful and has helped me to develop my newspaper to the level I want it to be.

Furthur poster research and development

I was unsure in what picture to use for my poster as it had to stand out and appeal to my target audience to persuade them to buy my newspaper. So I made 2 copies of my posters on photoshop to see which picture I preferred and worked well the best. I also asked my class mates for their opinion and I came to the conclusion with their help, that the left photo stood out more, and would appeal more to my target audience and hopefully will make people want to buy and read it. I also thought it fitted with the genre of my newspaper which is fashion and beauty.
I experimented with the pink gradient over my poster so far to see what it would look like, and I thought it looked good and fits with my genre for my paper and target audience which is for girls.


All these photos are of posters advertising various magazines. I chose to research them as I needed inspiration and ideas for my newspaper advertising poster. I liked the pink gradient used on one of these photos and I thought it would go well with my genre and target audience for my newspaper as its for girls. I also liked the idea that the magazine "killers" used, they had a picture of the hard copy of their magazine on the poster. I also wanted to keep the theme and colour scheme of my newspaper on my poster which is pink and white, which I found out most newspapers and magazines do.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Photo development

I saw this photo on a online magazine called 'LOOK', as my newspapers genre is fashion and beauty I thought it would be ideal for an advertisement picture on my paper. As most of my photos I have used were colourful and bright I decided to play around with it on photoshop to see what effects would work well and what would look good for my newspaper. I chose to change the colour to black and white as I thought it looked more for a newspaper rather than a magazine. I also think it shows the beauty side of my newspaper as the hair is a different style to the photos I have already used and taken for my paper.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Main story and Picture

Local model Kerry Knott, 18 have always dreamt of becoming a successful worldwide model. At 12 years of age she suffered for a long and life threatening illness, bulimia. Her fight through her illness inspired her to fulfill her dream of becoming a model. Out of luck she was asked by a friend to attend the fashion show, live at Birmingham. She has always been interested in fashion and wanted to have a sight into what it is like to be at a fashion show. She was then spotted by a top-modeling agency called ‘select’. They asked her to come down to their London head office to talk and to get all her details. She was very anxious as she’d never been to a casting before and thought that nothing would come out of it. They took some Polaroid photos of her and measured her. She went home thinking that nothing would come from this, but a week later got an unexpected call back. They then signed her to their agency and she is now a leading model for the UK. Now healthy and cured from her devastating illness, in the future Kerry wants to help other models suffering from devastating eating disorders. Since signing with select modeling agency 1 month ago Kerry has been the model of all the high street brands such as topshop and H&M, also a lot of designer brands. She has walked on the runway for London fashion week and she will continue to be successful and hopefully model around the world sometime soon. There is a lot of pressure these days for models to stay skinny at sizes 8 and below and Kerry wants to help these models stay healthy and not become ill. Her family who are from Bromley have been very supportive of Kerry through her modeling career and through her illness as a young girl. Kerry also suffered from bullying at the age of 10 which her family believe, triggered her illness. Now a successful model from Bromley, Kerry is happy, healthy and looking forward to what is going to happen next for her modeling career.

Final drawn design of my newspaper

First Page

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


This picture is my basic layout of the front page of my newspaper. The date will be placed underneath the mast head, and will be bold and visible. I will have 4 plugs at the top right of my newspaper to give clues to what is inside the fashion newspaper. I will have my main story on the left column which will be continued further on in the newspaper. The main story will have a picture with it in the second and third column. On the bottom there will be an advertisement for a beauty product as my newspaper is about fashion a beauty.