Media plays a vital role in shaping the way we perceive people and issues in our communities. Integral to raising the voices of older people, awareness about their rights and issues they’re affected by is the need to communicate images and language that reflect their dignity and rights.
When reporting on older people, we encourage all members of the media to consider how they’re contributing to perceptions or harmful stereotypes about older people.
- Am I contributing to harmful stereotypes about older people
- Include a point of contact
- Interviewing & Interacting
- Appropriate use of language