• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Analyse the ideology of a popular magazine, through a study of selected articles and images The magazine I have chosen to analyse is who and the article and photos that are used are taken from the November 15, 2010 issue.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Analyse the ideology of a popular magazine, through a study of selected articles and images The magazine I have chosen to analyse is "who" and the article and photos that are used are taken from the November 15, 2010 issue. Who magazine is marketed as 'Australians best-selling celebrity magazine' this is certainly demonstrated with the November issue of Who with 25 of the 29 article featured in the magazine dealing directly with celebrities. Who magazine's ideology is clearly closely associated with and interwoven in the world of celebrity news and gossip. In the section titled 'Who Scene' Reporter Louise Talbot writes an article called 'And They're Off! ...read more.

Middle

In the section titled 'Who Loss' appears an article that again deals with the life and experience of celebrity but this time in a more somber way, as Anita Quigley goes on to describe Lily Allen's grief over the miscarriage of her baby boy in "Lily's Baby Heartbreak" the article details Allen's public announcement of her pregnancy and the subsequent announcement of her miscarriage through the use of twitter then public press release. Unlike the "And they're off" this article is more focused on the writing while still using a lot of pictures, the images are used more effectively, almost chronicling the advents in the article. Including a photo that Allen had taken of herself with a newspaper which its headline read Lily" I'm Preggers. ...read more.

Conclusion

This part of the magazine allows the magazines readership to look at a celebrity, aspire to be like them and then gives them the tools to make that a reality (in the case of fashion anyway) The ideology behind Who can be shown clearly in these three articles. Who wants their readership to think about the world through the lenses of celebrity and therefore living that out doing the same things as celebrities, wearing the same clothes, eating the same foods, celebrating the same things. In doing this they have guaranteed themselves a constant customer base because if people live there lives based on what the celebrities eat, think and do they will rely on Who to constantly inform of these things. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Newspapers & Magazines section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Newspapers & Magazines essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    Magazine Covers. The case study I had chosen to provide as my research is ...

    3 star(s)

    * http://www.magforum.com/glossies/music_magazines.htm * Generic conventions: Each individual magazine is designed for a certain genre which will recognise a set of conventions depending on the layout aspect of the magazine including features like representation and design. Magazines often tried to make their covers unique but still original which one of the main parts of making a magazine need to be tackled.

  2. Evaluation for Magazine Production

    The photographs on my double page spread needed very little editing on Photoshop. I did not cut either them out as I liked the background they were already on. Using the dodge tool I lightened my model's hair on the main image.

  1. Media Assignment - Vogue Magazine.

    There are many types of adverts in Vogue these cater for many different things and for many different labels. Many of the adverts include sex and famous models when plugging the product. Every article is broken up by adverts and you some articles even share their page with an advert.

  2. Why is asylum such an important issue in the media today?

    The photograph is effective because it shows the person who is writing the article, and you realise that this person's opinions are written here. However, 'THE SUN' makes opinion sound like 'facts' which is misleading. I find 'THE SUN' more persuasive because it is simple and effective words which most people are able to understand.

  1. What is the representation of gender in a fashion magazine and a videogame magazine?

    People can look at the front cover of a magazine and immediately know what genre it is. Front covers of magazines need to be appealing to its intended target audience and are essential in promoting the magazine. In order to do this there needs to be image that will get noticed.

  2. The two articles we have looked at for analysis have a common theme - ...

    The danger of tanning is that the skin 'bruises and blisters easily'. Many of the sunbed users are beauty conscious; bruises or blisters on the skin would look worse than untanned skin, therefore sunbeds actually make people less attractive, which is the opposite effect sunbed users expect.

  1. A critical analysis and evaluation of 'Cruel Intentions', an article on cruelty to domestic ...

    The informative facts are providing the reader with a realistic view of the subject they are reading about, proving that the article is telling the truth. However, emotive language is used. This is used for the second purpose I identified- to interest.

  2. Write An Article For Magazine Such As 'Practical Parenting' In Which You Inform Parents ...

    Real Life Horrors "I was kidnapped and sold to a brothel" 'Bliss' December 2006 "My midnight escape from a sick cult" 'Sugar' December 2006; these are just some of the shocking headlines which featured in the magazines I looked at.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work