How does your media product represent particular social groups? By Lucy-Anne Richardson
My front cover represents certain social groups through the use of images. The style, pose, makeup, props such as the guitar and costume like the floral shirt and jeans suggest similar groups of people. Obviously, as it is a music magazine, certain groups of people that are interested in country music would be represented through the magazine as it is quite specific. For example, a pop magazine would appeal to a larger portion of people but due to the country genre and the fact that it will be distributed and produced in the UK limits the audience. My target audience are mainly female teenagers so using a female teenager on the front cover will make the readers want to pick it up as she, the model, is essentially representing them. This links in with Laura Mulveys Male Gaze Theory as they will aspire to be like her.
This is the same with the contents page as another female teenager is used. The colour scheme represents the target audience but the contents of the actual magazine represents the people who are interested and enjoy country music. The double page spread not only connotes the country genre as its background is yellow which represents freedom and happiness. This could also represent certain musicians as she is holding a guitar. Overall this magazine does represent particular social groups.