Older People in the Media Awards Winners 2014

1) Best Factual Newspaper or Magazine Article about Older People’s Issues

Winner:

Life at 60, by AA Gill, The Sunday Times

Highly commended:  

Clearing Out My Parents’ House for the Final Time Brought a Certain Serenity, by Deborah Orr, The Guardian

2) Best use of Photography to Illustrate Older People’s Issues

Winner:  

Trading Outfits by Qozop, featured on Demilked.com

Highly commended:  

Elderly Couple Through the Seasons, by Ken Griffiths, carried by the Vintage Festival

3) Best Coverage of Issues around Dementia (Barchester special award)

Winner:

The Saddest Goodbye: picture book by Tony Husband, carried in The Mail and the Mail Online

Highly commended:  BBC Essex, Sadie Nine: Virtual Dementia Tour

4) Best Factual New Media Content (Written) about Older People’s Issues

Winner:

Pippa Kelly… blog by Pippa Kelly

5) Best Factual New Media Content (Video) about Older People’s Issues

Winner:

The Hen Men, by Meerkat Films

Highly commended:  

Bungalows and Biscuits, by Hollie McNish, on YouTube

6) Best Factual Radio Programme about Older People’s Issues

Winner:

You & Yours BBC Radio 4: for their series of reports focusing on older people’s issues

7) Best Independent Voice on Older People’s Issues (Independent Age special award)

Winner:

Anne Karpf

8) Best Older Person’s Character in a Film, TV or Radio Drama (Gransnet special award, voted on by the readers of Gransnet)

Winner:

Dame Judi Dench for Philomena

9) Best Factual TV Programme about Older People’s Issues

Joint Winner:

BBC1: Panorama, Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed

Joint Winner:

Channel 4: Fabulous Fashionistas

10) ‘The Thorn Award’: Worst Example of Stereotyping, Factual Error or Misleading Information in the Coverage of Older People’s Issues

Winner:  

The Times 2 for carrying Old People – 10 Ways For You to be More Useful, by Deborah Ross

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