Ageism on TV Hurts Everyone

Where’s the gray hair in tech ads? / Credit: Samsung

You see a lot of hair colors in the ads for new autumn smartphones. But one color is noticeably absent: gray. That’s especially true in tech ads.

Most Americans aged 50–64 own a smartphone. But older people appear in only 15 percent of media images used by popular groups or…

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.