Writing For An Audience Essay Research Paper

Writing For An Audience Essay, Research Paper MEMORANDUM DATE: Febuary 23, 2001 TO: Karen Bishop Business Writing 1031 WA FROM: Student # 0016966 SUBJECT: The magazine, “Field and Stream”, is oriented towards the sportsperson

Writing For An Audience Essay, Research Paper

MEMORANDUM

DATE: Febuary 23, 2001

TO: Karen Bishop

Business Writing 1031 WA

FROM: Student # 0016966

SUBJECT: The magazine, “Field and Stream”, is oriented towards the sportsperson

As you requested here is my summary of “Field and Stream” magazine, a profile of the target audience and how the magazine has been tailored to that audience.

Audience:

The magazine, “Field and Stream”, is oriented towards the hunter, fisherman or sportsperson, male or female, 32 years of age with moderate experience and income. The reader hunts in the fall and fishes in the summer, possibly ice fishing in winter. Their Professional career earns a wage of $35,000 to $45,000 per year. The theme is game preservation of wildlife and respect for natural resources. The ads focus on equipment needed to comfortably enjoy a trip in the outdoors.

? Pages 37, 38, and 39 displays advertisements of Kawasaki all terrain vehicles. Pages 82 to 86 advertise resorts where hunting and fishing is available.

? Page 68 has an outdoor equipment review called “2001 Gearing Up”, that identifies and highlights specific gear.

? Photographs are brilliant and vibrant depicting outdoor scenes. Some have sportsmen actively involved in their sport.

? Many articles deal with deer, antlers and the cleaning or maintence of guns (“Dirty Shotguns”). Page 63 relates to the current deer hunting season.

Purpose:

The publisher wants to sell his magazine to his targeted audience, the sports person.

By appealing to them with the following articles:

? Hunting deer, geese hunting (page 53), turkey hunting (page 73) and fishing.

? Hunting in the fall. Fishing in the summer and winter ice fishing, (page 54):

Karen Bishop February 23, 2001 Page 2

? By targeting an audience throughout the seasons to increase sales of the magazine.

? By informing the reader about skills and techniques that may improve his ability to take game (page 16, “Casting Accuracy”).

? By informing the reader on new issues such as on (Pages 14, and 42) where he identifies problems of wild meat contamination (E. coli and Creutz field, Jakab disease).

? By identifying and associating the magazine with professionals (page 6, Editors page): The magazine associates itself with professionals in the field of hunting and fishing like the opinion of master angler Jim Anson.

? By using specific content materials, the reader will be able to pick out articles that suite his particular area of interest.

Editors Purpose:

? To eliminate or reduce information conveyed to the reader by non-professionals.

? To present information by noted professionals that will improve the readers skills. Page 48 identifies a feature by Bill Heavy on how to improve your spin fishing techniques. Another article on page 16, “Casting Accuracy”, by John Merwin, identifies importance of accuracy.

Readers Purpose:

? Readers identify changes and update their hobby. He can quickly identify articles that pertain to his areas of interest. The articles are short and to the point, no longer than two pages in length.

The reader and editor’s purpose intersect on page 49 (“Closing the Mouse Holes”, by Bill Heavey). Both the reader and editor agree on the following points:

? A professional fisherman, as identified in the first paragraph, is a professional guide with fifteen International Game Fish Association world records and the only angler to ever win the five-month, 50,000-entry, metropolitan south Florida fishing tournament four times.

? It gives specific information on the skills he uses to achieve his high standing professional fishing career.

Karen Bishop February 23, 2001 Page 3

Thomas McIntyre’s article, “Shed hunter” page 27, identifies Dan King as a Arizona hunting guide with over fifteen years experience. It establishes Dan King as a professional then goes on to identify how he uses the natural shedding of deer antlers in spring to determine the size of the animal for hunting in the fall.

Content:

The writer and editor both agree on the article content to fulfill both of their purposes. Together they decide what the reader will want and need to know. Both of them have decided on articles that focus on improving skills, as illustrated on page 27, “Shed hunter”, by Thomas McIntyre. This was previously discussed under the reader’s purpose. Other articles advise and caution sportsmen on some of the new dangers they now face.

? Page 42, “Deadly Venison”, Identifies the increase of a disease called Creutz field-Jakob (CJD) or mad cow disease and how it would spread by ingestion of wild game meat. Both the editor and writer believe that this article on possible transfer of mad cow disease, was important enough that others should be aware of the potential danger.

Style:

Fog index:

A fog index was calculated in three areas on page 48, “Closing the mouse holes” by Bill Heavey. It is calculated to be 11.26. This indicates an appropriate target audience for this level of education.

The magazine is presented in a very informal easy to read format with multiple illustrations. Table of contents, on page 3, identifies main articles with sub contents and topics. These are areas correlated to main articles on page 4. This allows quick reference to articles in magazines without searching through the entire magazine.

White space:

There is good use of white space that have bold printing of subtopics and headings. Page 62 illustrates good use of detail showing how to make leading knots.

Emphatic words:

Page 62, “Deadly Venison”, uses emphatic words which are bolded to catch and highlight attention to the potential of deadly disease. Words like incurable illness, special report, chronic wasting disease, and lost his life, emphasize the danger and entice you to read the article.

In conclusion, the author and editor do a good job to taylor the magazine, “Field and Stream”, to its audience, the sportsperson. The style, content and purpose are very specifically oriented to the reader.

If you have any questions about this case or if I can be of further assistance feel free to contact me.

MEMORANDUM

DATE: Febuary 23, 2001

TO: Karen Bishop

Business Writing 1031 WA

FROM: Student # 0016966

SUBJECT: The magazine, “Field and Stream”, is oriented towards the sportsperson

As you requested here is my summary of “Field and Stream” magazine, a profile of the target audience and how the magazine has been tailored to that audience.

Audience:

The magazine, “Field and Stream”, is oriented towards the hunter, fisherman or sportsperson, male or female, 32 years of age with moderate experience and income. The reader hunts in the fall and fishes in the summer, possibly ice fishing in winter. Their Professional career earns a wage of $35,000 to $45,000 per year. The theme is game preservation of wildlife and respect for natural resources. The ads focus on equipment needed to comfortably enjoy a trip in the outdoors.

? Pages 37, 38, and 39 displays advertisements of Kawasaki all terrain vehicles. Pages 82 to 86 advertise resorts where hunting and fishing is available.

? Page 68 has an outdoor equipment review called “2001 Gearing Up”, that identifies and highlights specific gear.

? Photographs are brilliant and vibrant depicting outdoor scenes. Some have sportsmen actively involved in their sport.

? Many articles deal with deer, antlers and the cleaning or maintence of guns (“Dirty Shotguns”). Page 63 relates to the current deer hunting season.

Purpose:

The publisher wants to sell his magazine to his targeted audience, the sports person.

By appealing to them with the following articles:

? Hunting deer, geese hunting (page 53), turkey hunting (page 73) and fishing.

? Hunting in the fall. Fishing in the summer and winter ice fishing, (page 54):

Karen Bishop February 23, 2001 Page 2

? By targeting an audience throughout the seasons to increase sales of the magazine.

? By informing the reader about skills and techniques that may improve his ability to take game (page 16, “Casting Accuracy”).

? By informing the reader on new issues such as on (Pages 14, and 42) where he identifies problems of wild meat contamination (E. coli and Creutz field, Jakab disease).

? By identifying and associating the magazine with professionals (page 6, Editors page): The magazine associates itself with professionals in the field of hunting and fishing like the opinion of master angler Jim Anson.

? By using specific content materials, the reader will be able to pick out articles that suite his particular area of interest.

Editors Purpose:

? To eliminate or reduce information conveyed to the reader by non-professionals.

? To present information by noted professionals that will improve the readers skills. Page 48 identifies a feature by Bill Heavy on how to improve your spin fishing techniques. Another article on page 16, “Casting Accuracy”, by John Merwin, identifies importance of accuracy.

Readers Purpose:

? Readers identify changes and update their hobby. He can quickly identify articles that pertain to his areas of interest. The articles are short and to the point, no longer than two pages in length.

The reader and editor’s purpose intersect on page 49 (“Closing the Mouse Holes”, by Bill Heavey). Both the reader and editor agree on the following points:

? A professional fisherman, as identified in the first paragraph, is a professional guide with fifteen International Game Fish Association world records and the only angler to ever win the five-month, 50,000-entry, metropolitan south Florida fishing tournament four times.

? It gives specific information on the skills he uses to achieve his high standing professional fishing career.

Karen Bishop February 23, 2001 Page 3

Thomas McIntyre’s article, “Shed hunter” page 27, identifies Dan King as a Arizona hunting guide with over fifteen years experience. It establishes Dan King as a professional then goes on to identify how he uses the natural shedding of deer antlers in spring to determine the size of the animal for hunting in the fall.

Content:

The writer and editor both agree on the article content to fulfill both of their purposes. Together they decide what the reader will want and need to know. Both of them have decided on articles that focus on improving skills, as illustrated on page 27, “Shed hunter”, by Thomas McIntyre. This was previously discussed under the reader’s purpose. Other articles advise and caution sportsmen on some of the new dangers they now face.

? Page 42, “Deadly Venison”, Identifies the increase of a disease called Creutz field-Jakob (CJD) or mad cow disease and how it would spread by ingestion of wild game meat. Both the editor and writer believe that this article on possible transfer of mad cow disease, was important enough that others should be aware of the potential danger.

Style:

Fog index:

A fog index was calculated in three areas on page 48, “Closing the mouse holes” by Bill Heavey. It is calculated to be 11.26. This indicates an appropriate target audience for this level of education.

The magazine is presented in a very informal easy to read format with multiple illustrations. Table of contents, on page 3, identifies main articles with sub contents and topics. These are areas correlated to main articles on page 4. This allows quick reference to articles in magazines without searching through the entire magazine.

White space:

There is good use of white space that have bold printing of subtopics and headings. Page 62 illustrates good use of detail showing how to make leading knots.

Emphatic words:

Page 62, “Deadly Venison”, uses emphatic words which are bolded to catch and highlight attention to the potential of deadly disease. Words like incurable illness, special report, chronic wasting disease, and lost his life, emphasize the danger and entice you to read the article.

In conclusion, the author and editor do a good job to taylor the magazine, “Field and Stream”, to its audience, the sportsperson. The style, content and purpose are very specifically oriented to the reader.

If you have any questions about this case or if I can be of further assistance feel free to contact me.

MEMORANDUM

DATE: Febuary 23, 2001

TO: Karen Bishop

Business Writing 1031 WA

FROM: Student # 0016966

SUBJECT: The magazine, “Field and Stream”, is oriented towards the sportsperson

As you requested here is my summary of “Field and Stream” magazine, a profile of the target audience and how the magazine has been tailored to that audience.

Audience:

The magazine, “Field and Stream”, is oriented towards the hunter, fisherman or sportsperson, male or female, 32 years of age with moderate experience and income. The reader hunts in the fall and fishes in the summer, possibly ice fishing in winter. Their Professional career earns a wage of $35,000 to $45,000 per year. The theme is game preservation of wildlife and respect for natural resources. The ads focus on equipment needed to comfortably enjoy a trip in the outdoors.

? Pages 37, 38, and 39 displays advertisements of Kawasaki all terrain vehicles. Pages 82 to 86 advertise resorts where hunting and fishing is available.

? Page 68 has an outdoor equipment review called “2001 Gearing Up”, that identifies and highlights specific gear.

? Photographs are brilliant and vibrant depicting outdoor scenes. Some have sportsmen actively involved in their sport.

? Many articles deal with deer, antlers and the cleaning or maintence of guns (“Dirty Shotguns”). Page 63 relates to the current deer hunting season.

Purpose:

The publisher wants to sell his magazine to his targeted audience, the sports person.

By appealing to them with the following articles:

? Hunting deer, geese hunting (page 53), turkey hunting (page 73) and fishing.

? Hunting in the fall. Fishing in the summer and winter ice fishing, (page 54):

Karen Bishop February 23, 2001 Page 2

? By targeting an audience throughout the seasons to increase sales of the magazine.

? By informing the reader about skills and techniques that may improve his ability to take game (page 16, “Casting Accuracy”).

? By informing the reader on new issues such as on (Pages 14, and 42) where he identifies problems of wild meat contamination (E. coli and Creutz field, Jakab disease).

? By identifying and associating the magazine with professionals (page 6, Editors page): The magazine associates itself with professionals in the field of hunting and fishing like the opinion of master angler Jim Anson.

? By using specific content materials, the reader will be able to pick out articles that suite his particular area of interest.

Editors Purpose:

? To eliminate or reduce information conveyed to the reader by non-professionals.

? To present information by noted professionals that will improve the readers skills. Page 48 identifies a feature by Bill Heavy on how to improve your spin fishing techniques. Another article on page 16, “Casting Accuracy”, by John Merwin, identifies importance of accuracy.

Readers Purpose:

? Readers identify changes and update their hobby. He can quickly identify articles that pertain to his areas of interest. The articles are short and to the point, no longer than two pages in length.

The reader and editor’s purpose intersect on page 49 (“Closing the Mouse Holes”, by Bill Heavey). Both the reader and editor agree on the following points:

? A professional fisherman, as identified in the first paragraph, is a professional guide with fifteen International Game Fish Association world records and the only angler to ever win the five-month, 50,000-entry, metropolitan south Florida fishing tournament four times.

? It gives specific information on the skills he uses to achieve his high standing professional fishing career.

Karen Bishop February 23, 2001 Page 3

Thomas McIntyre’s article, “Shed hunter” page 27, identifies Dan King as a Arizona hunting guide with over fifteen years experience. It establishes Dan King as a professional then goes on to identify how he uses the natural shedding of deer antlers in spring to determine the size of the animal for hunting in the fall.

Content:

The writer and editor both agree on the article content to fulfill both of their purposes. Together they decide what the reader will want and need to know. Both of them have decided on articles that focus on improving skills, as illustrated on page 27, “Shed hunter”, by Thomas McIntyre. This was previously discussed under the reader’s purpose. Other articles advise and caution sportsmen on some of the new dangers they now face.

? Page 42, “Deadly Venison”, Identifies the increase of a disease called Creutz field-Jakob (CJD) or mad cow disease and how it would spread by ingestion of wild game meat. Both the editor and writer believe that this article on possible transfer of mad cow disease, was important enough that others should be aware of the potential danger.

Style:

Fog index:

A fog index was calculated in three areas on page 48, “Closing the mouse holes” by Bill Heavey. It is calculated to be 11.26. This indicates an appropriate target audience for this level of education.

The magazine is presented in a very informal easy to read format with multiple illustrations. Table of contents, on page 3, identifies main articles with sub contents and topics. These are areas correlated to main articles on page 4. This allows quick reference to articles in magazines without searching through the entire magazine.

White space:

There is good use of white space that have bold printing of subtopics and headings. Page 62 illustrates good use of detail showing how to make leading knots.

Emphatic words:

Page 62, “Deadly Venison”, uses emphatic words which are bolded to catch and highlight attention to the potential of deadly disease. Words like incurable illness, special report, chronic wasting disease, and lost his life, emphasize the danger and entice you to read the article.

In conclusion, the author and editor do a good job to taylor the magazine, “Field and Stream”, to its audience, the sportsperson. The style, content and purpose are very specifically oriented to the reader.

If you have any questions about this case or if I can be of further assistance feel free to contact me.