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.

The News Media and Aging: Reports from the Field