Help! Will you please look out for quotes that are anything Ageist in print or broadcast journalism or in general and send them tpo me for a job I’m on. The below is a guide to what these could be
“The opinions of the public and what administrators do is helped by informed and accurate reporting so , as with all members of society, the media should treat older people with fairness, dignity and respect.,NUJ code of conduct.
There is A GOLDEN RULE for those reporting on older people and issues: Ask yourself whether the words like old, elderly or aged are appropriate. If they are not necessary or relevant to the story, don’t include them.
“Old” itself is loaded with assumptions of neediness and ineptness that terrify the young and undermine the old robbing them of self respect, damaging their health and and welfare.