Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Plan B Print Texts: Interviews

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/jun/07/plan-b-love-directing-art-lives

Why is this platform being used?

As the Guardian is a newspaper that is aimed for middle class and older people, it is incredibly significant that he has an article on their newspaper. This being as his audience is more younger. This platform is being used for promotional purposes, and as the Guardian can be found and picked up from anywhere and is mostly read by people when they are on train (etc.) Then it is very likely that the audience will be interested in Plan B's article as it is something different.

The main platform that is being used with all the articles are print media this being as 'Q' 'Men's Health' 'Guardian' and 'Shortlist' are all newspapers/magazine. This is because magazines and newspapers are very convenient for people who travel a lot or tend to read during their lunch breaks etc.


Do the articles do more than entertain?

Some articles do, and some don't. In my opinion, the Guardian does not. As it is a very long and detailed article. It talks about Plan B's life from when he was a kid and still in school, up to now. It covers a lot of his life and is similar to a short auto-biography.

However, the magazine interviews are much more light hearted and entertain more. Each article is significant to it's magazine. For example, as 'Men's Health' is a magazine that focuses on fitness etc. The article has been written about how Plan B has lost weight and his journey to it.
Does this platform allow the audience to participate/contribute?

The platform does not allow much interaction, although there is a section where readers can give their own opinion on what they thought of the article and comment.

What codes/conventions of print interviews are apparent in the examples?

Some of the codes and conventions that are used in these print examples are a headline that lets us know who the article is about and what it is about. Another common convention is a photo of the person being interviewed. This gives readers the opportunities to instantly know who it is about and decide as to whether or not they want to read it. Instead of them having the scan read the entire text and try and figure out who it is about.
The interviews each have a section for the readers to give their own opinion. Some pages have a space where users can comment on the article and share their thoughts or reply to what other people have said. Other articles let readers rate the article out of 5. This lets the magazine know whether or not the readers want more articles as such. Another way this is done is that readers can thumbs up the article or thumbs it down.

How is narrative used to tell a story in each text?
The article is written like it's telling a story. It describes what is happening followed by Plan B's words.
Narrative is constructed in each text with a start, middle and ending to satisfy the reader Furthermore , the narrative also tells a story be making the reader wonder and may allow then to relate to plan B which many narratives allow the reader to connect with one of the characters. Finally, the question may also create tension and make the reader astounding whilst at some times making them laugh.
Q Magazine - The interview does follow a narrative pattern in a sense as Plan B had stopped making controversial music and then he done it again however, it managed to reach the charts and topped no 1. Therefore , it follows a narrative pattern in a sense as at frist no one listened to the music that was controversial at first. However, now they have done and it’s done relatively well in the marketing and charts overall in the United Kingdom.






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