Age Boom Academy focuses on building societal cohesion to address loneliness in older ages

Thursday, May 6, 2021 to Friday, June 11, 2021

Age Boom Academy Columbia University

In partnership with the Columbia School of Journalism, our 2021 Age Boom Academy kicks off on Thursday, May 6, when we welcome nearly 40 journalists and 30 speakers to unpack what has been called an epidemic of loneliness. We will be looking at it from the angle of loneliess in aging and how to design our environment so that societal cohesion and equity is in the forefront of a human-centered approach. We welcome our 2021 Fellows including five returning senior journalists, and wish them a terrific training. Finally we acknowledge the wonderful support of this agenda from the RRF Foundation for Aging as well from the AARP Foundation.

2021 Age Boom Academy Fellows

Tara Bahrampour
Edward Baig
Janeane Bernstein
Rodney A. Brooks, Senior Journalist Moderator
Mario Campa
Melody Cao
Lois Collins
Paige Cornwell
Peter Cox
Hannah Critchfield
Cailin Crowe
Diane Eastabrook
Richard Eisenberg, Senior Journalist Moderator
Chris Farrell, Senior Journalist Moderator
Kate Ferguson
Bruce Frankel
Anita Fritz
Julie Halpert
Kerry Hannon, Senior Journalist Moderator
Ariel Hart
Erica Hensley
Carol Hymowitz, Senior Journalist Moderator
Sharon Jayson
Kasley Killam
Rachel Layne
Nora Macaluso
Alessandra Malito
Lauren J. Mapp
JoAnn Mar
Anne Marshall-Chalmers
Greggory Morris
Sophie Okolo
Amy Peterson
Angelica Recierdo
Kathy Ritchie
Maria Sestito
Rochelle Sharpe
Misty Williams
Taylor Wizner