Your view: are over-50s visible in the media? 

We want to know whether our readers feel truly seen on TV, online and more.

We hope that you’ve been enjoying our new website, as Saga Exceptional is about celebrating, informing and entertaining our over-50s readers, and key to that is making sure our images and articles represent our audience’s needs.

But we want to hear from you about your experience with TV, radio and online: do you think over-50s are represented enough in media?

Man and woman looking at iPads and laughing while sitting at tableCredit: Exceptional

Given a recent survey by Age Scotland found that just 7% of older people thought they were represented positively online, we wanted to find out a little more and see where you feel the gaps might be.

Are there areas or topics you think need far more representation from your age group? Or are some doing rather well already?

Do you think there’s still an inherent bias towards older men compared to women on TV, radio and online?

Are older celebrities portrayed in the positive light they should be, or have you noticed that they’re often under-recognised?

Let us know your thoughts in the survey below – we’d love to hear from you.


Take our survey and tell us your view

Gareth Beavis

Written by Gareth Beavis he/him


Gareth is Saga Exceptional’s Chief Content Officer, overseeing all the prose, pictures and video that appear on the website.

He was previously Global Editor in Chief of TechRadar, one of the world’s largest and most prominent technology websites, and has appeared as a technology and fitness expert on the TV and radio for the BBC, ITV, Al Jazeera, Sky and many other outlets, as well as chairing panels on the world’s new and exciting tech.

A veteran journalist with a career spanning three decades, Gareth has reviewed every iPhone (bar the very first) and Apple Watch launched, as well as reviewing hundreds of other smartphones and fitness gadgets.

His high point was getting to travel the globe to new and exciting product launches, getting to see the latest tech before anyone else and being able to run in some of the most beautiful places on the planet; the low point being stuck in an office for hours because his ‘smart socks’ wouldn’t charge.

A ‘dedicated’ (read: obsessed) runner, Gareth has run over 16,500 miles, been lost in Indonesian jungles and has competed in hundreds of races. He has just completed his tenth marathon and is already contemplating the 11th… but this time, he knows he has to do the strength training and stretching required if he doesn’t want his running career curtailed.

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