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Television News and the Elderly

Broadcast Managers' Attitudes Toward Older Adults

By Michael L. Hilt

Routledge – 1997 – 140 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

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Description

This concise survey investigates the television general managers’ and news directors’ attitudes towards the elderly in the United States. Originally published in 1997, it raises important issues of ageing in relation to the media with specific focus on the older viewer’s status as a viewing audience of the news and how they are presented in the news. This is still useful food for thought for gerontologists, mass communication researchers, social psychologists and media studies researchers.

Contents

Foreword James A. Thorson Preface 1. Introduction 2. Review of Literature 3. Methodology 4. Quantitative Results 5. Qualitative Comments 6. Conclusion. Appendix: The Survey

Name: Television News and the Elderly: Broadcast Managers' Attitudes Toward Older Adults (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Michael L. Hilt. This concise survey investigates the television general managers’ and news directors’ attitudes towards the elderly in the United States. Originally published in 1997, it raises important issues of ageing in relation to the media with...
Categories: Television Studies, Television, Sociology of Media, Film & TV Communication, Television, Age & Ageing