By 2034, for the first time ever, the U.S. will be home to more older adults than children. One in five people will be over 65 years old. Although American life expectancy dropped during the pandemic, millions of older Americans are working and living active lives for far longer.
For journalists, covering the 65-plus set no longer means focusing on assisted living and failing health. Still, older adults are often undervalued by society and underrepresented in media coverage and images due to a range of factors – including outdated stereotypes and biases.
To help journalists cover the realities of older adulthood and federal aging policy in 2022 and beyond, the National Press Foundation will offer an all-expenses-paid three-day fellowship in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18-20, 2022. This fellowship is open to U.S.-based reporters and editors working in print, television, radio or online media. Application details can be found here. The application deadline has been extended to June 27, 2022
This fellowship is sponsored by AARP. National Press Foundation is solely responsible for programming and content.