Type of Content: News
Subtype: Newspaper or Magazine Article
Resource Title: The News Media and Aging: Reports from the Field
Publication Title: Stria News
Publish Date: December 2, 2019
Pro-aging advocates might give the media less-than-stellar reviews on how it covers aging issues. From the numerous ageist (and sexist) “granny” headlines in stories about older women that have nothing to do with grandparenting, to the use of wrinkled-hands stock photos, to the recent coverage of candidate age in the 2020 Presidential election—the news media has shown it is susceptible to many of the same ageist mistakes we see in other areas of culture.