Axel Ågren is a PhD student at the Division Ageing and Social Change, Linköping University, Sweden. In his dissertation, focus is on how
loneliness among older people in Swedish and Danish news-press. Emphasizing the impact of the contexts and logics of mass media, the aim of the dissertation is to provide in-depth insights on how loneliness is presented, discussed and what meaning loneliness is given.
Although many of the articles are seemingly written with the best of intentions there is a risk that they further contribute to the portrayal of loneliness as a dangerous and/or inevitable part of later life.