Friday, September 2, 2011

Focus on a graying America

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism's News21 Project has launched Brave Old World, an exploration of the issues and challenges that will be presented as the American population ages. The focus of the site, it appears, will be on health and finance. From the site:

"The team continued to explore the demographic shift that affects the country, traveling to eight states, interviewing gerontologists, economists, biostatisticians and other experts. The stories the reporters produced are told through text, photos, interactive graphics, video and audio. They raise questions about how people in this country live, work and support one another as we age."

The first story of the project is published today at the Washington Post web site: As workforce ages, industries struggle to prepare for wave of retirements

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