This study examined issues of Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report for articles concerning John Glenn’s return to space and described their content. A review of pertinent literature found that little attention has been paid to how older adults are portrayed in magazine articles. Although comments were made concerning Glenn’s age and his role as a rookie payload specialist on the space shuttle Discovery, there were few comments considered ageist or demeaning to older adults.
Hilt, Michael L., "Descriptive Analysis of News Magazines’ Coverage of John Glenn’s Return to Space" (2000). Communication Faculty Publications. 60.