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Under Pressure's Media project 2011:
Amanda Nash - Project Manager
Patrick MccLellan - Content Creator
Amy Martin - Production Dissemination
Natasha Jonnud - Researcher

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  1. 1. 1<br />Manipulating Media: project two<br />“Should older TV presenters be forced to retire so that younger more attractive ones can take their place? <br />Should this be different for men and women?”<br />Amanda Nash: PROJECT MANAGER<br />Patrick MccLellen: CONTENT CREATOR<br />Natasha Jonnud: RESEARCHER<br />Amy Martin: PRODUCTION DISSEMINATION<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Why replace established T.V. presenters?<br /><ul><li>TOO OLD?</li></ul>Why does it appear to be women presenters that get the most discrimination?<br /><ul><li>NOT APPEALING?
  3. 3. NOT ATTRACTIVE?</li></li></ul><li>3<br />Ageism<br />“most young people are so alienated from anyone over 30 that the gulf is almost insurmountable.”<br /> <br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Feminism<br />Theorist Angela McRobbie<br /><ul><li>Have women really achieved equality with men?
  5. 5. Are younger women still favoured over older women?
  6. 6. Contradicts the ideals of feminism</li></li></ul><li>5<br />26%<br />58%<br />27%<br />60%<br />
  7. 7. 6<br />Significant T.V. Figure<br />Bruce Forsyth<br /><ul><li>At 83, Bruce is tipped to receive a knighthood
  8. 8. Would a women of his age reach these heights in the industry?
  9. 9. Miriam O’Reilly was sacked soon after passing the age of 50.</li></li></ul><li>7<br />“The BBC is committed to fair selection in every aspect of our work and we clearly did not get it right in this case.”<br />
  10. 10. 8<br />Who wants younger hosts?<br />The network, media or the audience?<br />Does the public actually prefer older T.V personalities?<br />Are the networks out of touch with what the public wants?<br />Why sack a presenter who is favoured by the public?<br />
  11. 11. 9<br />65 AND OVER<br /><ul><li>15% IN 1984
  12. 12. 16% IN 2009</li></ul>Increase of 1.7 MILLION PEOPLE<br />
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