how is age - young & old - portrayed in the media

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  • Media Representations of social Classes
    • The upper class: portrayed as cultured and/or eccentric
      • Overrepresented in the media: disproportionately high amount of media coverage compared to size of these social classes in relation to others
        • The 'underclass': often portrayed as underserving
        • The middle class: portrayed as conservative & respectable
    • The working class: often portrayed as lacking intelligence
      • Underrepresented in the media: disproportionately low amount of media coverage compared to size of this social class in relation to others
    • The middle class: portrayed as conservative & respectable
    • The 'underclass': often portrayed as underserving

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