The presentation of senior citizens in Czech media
Hradec Králové University, Czech Republic
Czech media do not participate on formation of the intergenerational solidarity and understanding but they might be one of the causes of intergenerational gap in the Czech Republic. Young people do not have a chance to learn anything about the positive sides in seniors’ lives through the media. As Papežová says (2010, p. 57) if people get themselves acquainted with the process of aging in their youth it might help them to remove their concerns about this stage of life. In the future we should try to promote the positive portrait of seniors in Czech media and the mediation of communication between seniors and the young generation. If the media give more space to the topics concerning seniors and picture these in more positive manner, it is one of the ways how to fight with still growing intergenerational gap.
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