Welcome to Senior Correspondent, where you'll discover "a seasoned view of the world." Using the latest in Web technology, Senior Correspondent engages older adults in reporting on their lives. This is a first in participatory, citizen journalism: an Internet- and community-based platform where older adults will share their perspectives on the world.
For many years, this fastest-growing population, rich in experience and assets, has been the object of newsmakers and advertisers. They have been segmented and interpreted, sometimes mobilized and often patronized - by younger generations.
Now they are the subjects. They are the actors, the creators, and the producers with the tools to tell their stories. Their seasoned perspectives - diverse, spirited, and wise - are essential for a vibrant culture and democratic society. With Senior Correspondent, their voices are finally heard.
An Internet- and Community-Based Platform
Senior Correspondent signals the maturing of media. Using the latest in Web technology - highly interactive, participatory tools such as blogs, RSS feeds, and a proprietary user-driven content management system - Senior Correspondent delivers unique perspectives on politics, arts, travel, health, technology, money and work. Using a news feed aggregator, the website also gathers news and feature stories written by senior journalists around the world.
But Senior Correspondent is more than a dot-com. A grassroots story-gathering and story-telling initiative, Senior Correspondent will engage older adults across the U.S. through an inspiring hands-on media development program offered through retirement communities and senior centers. Grounded in the latest research on successful aging and life review, this proprietary program will enhance the well-being of older adults through the power of personal narrative. Stories gathered in communities will provide content for the website; and the perspectives shared through Senior Correspondent will inspire ongoing conversation and creation.
Senior Correspondent is a venture of The Signal Hill Company, LLC, a respected leadership and communications consultancy founded in 1999 by journalist and award-winning mature marketing expert Daniel Pryfogle. Senior Correspondent's leadership team includes veteran media and communications professionals and aging experts.