Media Takes: On Aging

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From the preface:

It is ironic, then, that at the same time Americans are beginning to see an unfolding of the entire life cycle for a majority, we continue to have embedded in our culture a fear of growing old, manifest by negative stereotypes and language that belittles the very nature of growing old, its complexities and tremendous variability. This report is an important step in overcoming ageist language and beliefs by providing journalists and others who work in the media with an appropriate body of knowledge, including a lexicon that helps redefine and navigate this new world.

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Ageism & Advocacy

related organization

Columbia University

resource type

Report

year

2009

keywords

Aging Services of California, International Longevity Center, Media