The New York Times: America is Growing Old. We Look Into Its Future

Age Boom Academy inspires NYT coverage

September 6, 2023

Age Boom Academy moderator and editorial board member of The New York Times Michelle Cottle delved deeply into America's readiness for the future of our aging population and the preparations we need to invest in as a society. This coverage is in part inspired by our 2022 Robert N. Butler-Jack Rosenthal Age Boom Academy "Caregiving and Our Longer Lives: The $500 Billion Question" -- an annual training for members of the media produced by the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center (CAC).  A joint initiative of the CAC, the Mailman School of Public Health, and the Columbia Journalism School, Age Boom Academy is led by Linda Fried, MD, MPH, Caitlin Hawke, and Bruce Shapiro.

The 2023 Age Boom Academy will take place over the course of October and will focus on "America's Housing Crisis and Longer Lives" -- an exploration of the intersection that housing has with health and access to healthy longevity.

We are grateful to the RRF Foundation for Aging for its generous support. And we congratulate our 2023 Age Boom Fellows listed below.

Read Michelle Cottle's article: The New York Times: America is Growing Old. We Look Into Its Future


Congratulations to the 2023 Age Boom Academy Fellows:


Sally Abrahms (Massachusetts), Freelance

Aisha Adkins (Georgia), Freelance

Morgan Baskin (West Virginia), Reporter, Housing and Development, WAMU 88.5/DCist

Ian Bradley (Tennesse), Reporter, Nashville Business Journal    

Khristopher Brooks (New York), Reporter, CBS News    

Annemarie Cuccia (Virginia), Accountability Reporter, Street Sense Media

Veronica Dagher (New York) Reporter, The Wall Street Journal    

Jonathan Epstein (New York) Staff Reporter, The Buffalo News    

Stacey Freed (New York)    Freelance

Cynthia Greenlee (North Carolina), Deputy Editor-special projects, The Guardian US

Heidi Groover (DC) Staff Reporter, The Seattle Times    

Jessica Hall (Maine) Reporter, MarketWatch

Lisa Halverstadt (California), Senior Investigative Reporter, Voice of San Diego    

Lillian Hernández Caraballo (Florida), Beat Reporter, WMFE 90.7 

Tony Hicks (California), Reporter/Editor, Bay City News    

Debra Kamin (New York), Reporter, The New York Times    

Lizzie Kane (Illinois), Business Reporter, Chicago Tribune

Lorie Konish (New York), Reporter,    

Brooke Kushwaha (Massachusetts), Reporter, The Vineyard Gazette

Bailey Loosemore (Kentucky), Engagement Reporter, The Courier Journal

Dominic McNeir (New Jersey), Senior Writer/Columnist , New Jersey Urban News 

Alexa Mikhail (New York), Health & Wellness Reporter, Fortune Magazine

Ashley Milne-Tyte (New York), Freelance

Megan Myscofski (New Mexico), Reporter, KUNM (NPR)

Natalie Orenstein (California), Housing and Homelessness Reporter, The Oaklandside

Nushrat Rahman (Michigan), Reporter, Detroit Free Press    

Caitlin Reilly (DC), Financial Services Reporter, CQ Roll Call

Charlene Rhinehart (Illinois) Publisher, Chicago Southsider

Helen Rummel (Arizona),    Pulliam Fellow, The Arizona Republic     

Sandra  Sadek (Texas), Growth Reporter, Fort Worth Report    

Gregory Schmidt (New York), Senior Staff Editor, The New York Times

Anita Snow (Arizona), Staff Writer, The Associated Press     

Annmarie Timmins (New Hampshire), Senior Reporter, New Hampshire Bulletin    

Tatyana  Turner (New York), NYCHA Reporter, City Limits    

Abby Vesoulis (DC), National Politics Reporter, Mother Jones    

Tess Vrbin (Arkansas), Reporter, Arkansas Advocate