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MACA Media Awards 2018

The MACA Media Awards seek to challenge negative stereotypes towards older people by highlighting examples of balanced and realistic media reporting on older people and ageing.

By holding up media reports that demonstrate that there is more to ageing than becoming old, the Awards program aims to improve public perceptions of older people.

There were over 100 nominations received for this year's awards, hosted by SBS' Insight host, Jenny Brockie. The award ceremony, held on Monday the 15th of October at the Australian Museum saw nearly 200 guests enjoy a night of culture, music, high profile and distinguished guests and of course, the winners of the categories.

The award winners include:

  • Lifestyle and Health & Gold Award – Ita Buttrose and Bianca Balzer, Ita Buttrose's Healthy Lifestyle Tips, TODAY Extra
  • Current Affairs – 7.30 Report Team, Concerns Over the Rise in the Number of Elderly who are Homeless, ABC
  • News – Cathy Stubbs, Penisula Village Celebrates Sixth 100 year old Resident, Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate
  • Images – Tracey Muir, Skydive Australia 'Cheeky' Couple Celebrate 73rd Wedding Anniversary with Wollongong Skydive, Illawarra Mercury
  • Regional – Cessnock City Seniors Festival Program Recognised at Local Government Week Awards, The Advertiser (Cessnock)
  • Advertising – Pimp My Ride – Smashing the Stereotypes, Feros Care
  • Special Commendation – "The Late Shift" SBS, Are we Entering the Age of No Retirement?, SBS.

The 'Gold Award' went to Ita Buttrose and Bianca Balzer for their TODAY Extra segment, which represented active ageing in a positive light.

Press release can be found here.

Nominations for the MACA Media Awards 2019 will open on the 31st of October 2018.

Watch our MACA 2018 Media Awards highlights here

More information

ReportAGE: Media guidelines for portraying people who are older

For further information, contact the MACA Secretariat.

The MACA is the official advisory body on ageing policy to the NSW Government. It provides advice to the Minister for Ageing on matters relating to ageing and older people.

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