June 8-10: Announcing the 2017 Age Boom Academy Speakers and Fellows

Age Boom Academy 2017 

Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement

The Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia School of Journalism host the 2017 Age Boom Academy: Exploring Inequities in Health, Work and Retirement from June 8 to 10, 2017.

A selective process identified Fellows who now come together with researchers for an intensive two-and-a-half day workshop to learn how to effectively translate science into accessible reporting on the complex issues of inequities in health and work in older age.  During the Academy, journalist Fellows learn by interviewing assembled scientists and experts, participate in story clinics led by researchers and senior journalists, have their stories critiqued by researchers, and meet potential sources. Simultaneously, researchers learn how to communicate more effectively with journalists.

By the end of the Academy, Fellows will have the latest research concerning aging, health, and working longer. Some of the questions that will be answered are: Is there a relationship between health and how long you work? How does this relationship change for people with different backgrounds or different jobs?  How does retirement affect cognitive and physical health?  Does this relationship change based on education, socioeconomic status, and civic engagement? What is the relationship between the kind of work you do, health, and how long you work?

The Age Boom Academy is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

2017 Age Boom Academy Speakers:

Axel Börsch-Supan, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging
Gary Burtless, Brookings Institution
Kathleen Christensen, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Courtney Coile, Wellesley College
Jürgen Deller, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Ruth Finkelstein, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
Michael Giandrea, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Guillermo Ernest Gonzales, Boston University
Michael Hurd, RAND
Ruth Milkman, CUNY Graduate Center
Susann Rohwedder, RAND
Ursula M. Staudinger, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
Robert Willis, University of Michigan

Moderators:

Rich Eisenberg
Managing Editor
PBS Next Avenue
@RichEis315

Chris Farrell
Senior Economics Contributor
Marketplace
@cfarrelecon

Kerry Hannon
Freelance Journalist
New York Times, AARP
@KerryHannon

Carol Hymowtiz
Editor-At-Large
Bloomberg
@CarolHymowitz

Congratulations to our 2017 Age Boom Academy Fellows:

Eileen Ambrose
Senior Editor, Money Team
AARP publications
@eileenambrose

Sandra  Block
Senior Associate Editor
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
@sandyblock

Francisco Castro
Metro Editor
La Opinion Newspaper

Janet Cho
Business Reporter
The Plain Dealer
@janetcho

Lois M Collins
Reporter and Columnist
Deseret News
@Loisco

Lisa Gillespie
Health Care and Science Reporter
WFPL, Louisville’s NPR station
@lvgillespie

Peter Gosselin
Reporter
ProPublica
@PeterGosselin

Gretchen Grosky
Reporter
Union Leader
@GretchenGrosky

Ruxandra Guidi
Freelance Journalist/Producer
Fonografia Collective (freelance): KCRW Public Radio, The World, Virginia Quarterly Review, High Country News
@homelandsprod

Emily Gurnon
Senior Editor, Health and Caregiving
PBS Next Avenue
@emilygurnon

Maria Ines Zamudio
AP NORC Fellow
Associated Press
@mizamudio

Ina Jaffe
Correspondent
NPR
@InaJaffeNPR

Katie Johnston
Reporter
Boston Globe
@ktkjohnston

Adrian Ma
Associate Producer
WNYC, Marketplace
@AdrianJayMa

Daniel Marans
Reporter
The Huffington Post
@danielmarans

Sonia Narang
Multimedia Journalist
PRI’s The World and News Deeply
@sonianarang

Aimee Picchi
Business Journalist
CBS MoneyWatch, Consumer Reports
@aimeepicchi

Joseph  Pisani
Business Journalist
Associated Press
@JosephPisani

Rachel Silverman
HR & Benefits Reporter
Freelance, Wall Street Journal
@itsrachelemma

Ruth Simon
Senior Special Writer
The Wall Street Journal
@RSimon18

Jenn Smith
Community Engagement Editor and Staff Reporter
The Berkshire Eagle/New England Newspapers Inc.
@JennSmith_Ink

Ben Steverman
Finance reporter
Bloomberg
@BSteverman

 

For more information please contact Caitie Adams at ca2700@columbia.edu.