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Age as portrayed on television

by on February 9, 2012

If you think that TV panel shows use  ‘token’ women or that older female contestants on Strictly Come Dancing are there as figures of fun you may be interested in a recent report commissioned by the BBC.

It investigates ‘age’ as an aspect of how people are portrayed and represented on television.

serving_all_ages_acc.pdf (application/pdf Object).

Two major concerns are how younger people are portrayed and the lack of middle aged and older women on television. Interestingly, this was less of an issue for radio as audiences cannot readily tell the age of presenters and contributors in that medium.

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