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The Migrating, Evolving Age Beat: From Offset to Online

posted 07.17.2018

By Jay Newton-Small

I was winding down the marathon of covering a presidential election in 2016, when I met with my editors at TIME Magazine to discuss what I would cover after the election.
 
“How about aging?” I suggested. My editors hesitated: How about the White House? Or, at least, politics?
 
For many legacy news outlets like TIME, diminished profits and shrinking staffs have forced hard decisions and marginalized topics like aging.
 

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In the July–August 2018 Aging Today

posted 07.17.2018

The In Focus Section of the July–August 2018 issue of Aging Today addresses the media and how it covers aging—from Jay Newton-Small’s astute detailing of the evolution of the age beat, to Stacy Smith and Katherine Pieper’s thoughts on how Hollywood might reduce or eliminate ageism in its entertainment content.


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The Impacts of On-Screen Portrayals of Aging: A Detriment to Older Audiences’ Health?

posted 07.17.2018

By Katherine Pieper and Stacy L. Smith

We are in a new age of consumption—media consumption that is. And it transcends demo­graphics. Individuals ages 60 and older represent roughly 20 percent of the U.S. popula­tion. In 2017, elders represented 16 percent of movie-ticket buyers in the United States and Canada, and spent more than 50 hours per week watching television, according to Nielsen.
 

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Land of the Unequal? Economic, Social Inequality in an Aging America

posted 06.25.2018

Social identities such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation shape economic and social experience. The Summer 2018 issue of Generations demonstrates how America’s increasing economic and social inequality affects older adults over time.


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Sexual Orientation, Socioeconomic Status, and Healthy Aging

posted 06.25.2018

By Bridget K. Gorman and Zelma Oyarvide


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Gaps Matter: Environment, Health, and Social Equity

posted 06.25.2018

By Manuel Pastor and Rachel Morello-Frosch


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ASA Expresses Concern Over Narrow Supreme Court Ruling

posted 06.04.2018

While today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop is a narrow one, ASA nonetheless disagrees with the notion that a business owner providing custom services can claim a right to violate discrimination laws. ASA joined with SAGE in filing a brief in support of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s decision that such discrimination was illegal.

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