The Age Paradox Reply

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The former Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce with Dr Patricia Edgar at the launch of Dr Edgar’s book, In Praise of Ageing. Photograph courtesy of Government House

The Age Paradox is a multi-media long-form narrative feature that explores the notion of ageing in Australian society, in particular the dichotomy between the economic need for older people to work for longer and the high levels of age discrimination present in employment. Writer Jackie Keast went beyond the political rhetoric and looked at how older people were framed during mainstream news coverage of the 2014 Budget. In almost all of the stories she studied, where older people were discussed, she found they rarely were interviewed as a source. Jackie remedied that with this project. You can read The Age Paradox at the link below:


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