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Title: Evolución de las prácticas periodísticas hacia las personas mayores en España. La pandemia del COVID-19 como punto de inflexión
Author: García Bueno, Belén
Tutor: Carballar Durán, Olivia
Keywords: elderly
media under-representation
journalist ethics
Gender studies
Issue Date: 14-Jun-2023
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Abstract: According to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), in Spain the population considered to be Senior Citizens (aged 65 and over) totalled 9,5 million people in January 2022. This is a population group that has suffered from a media treatment characterised by underrepresentation and lack of voice, accompanied by a media discourse that exposed them as victims and put the focus on edadism, showing them as incapable of fending for themselves or contributing something to society as a whole. The use of paternalistic and pejorative terms to refer to them when broadcasting or writing news, is something we are used to. These practices, however, are far removed from the respect and dignity towards people demanded by the codes of ethics in journalism. The aim of this research is to determine whether these journalistic practices are evolving and have improved in recent years. A period of time, in which COVID-19 pandemic would have been a turning point by opening our eyes to the bad treatment the older usually get and the existing gerontophobia in society.
Language: Spanish
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