In the Headlines: Conspiracy Theories: Real, Imagined and Manufactured, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642822132
  • ISBN-13: 9781642822137
  • DDC: 001.9
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Who really killed JFK? Was 9/11 an inside job? Has anyone seen Obama's birth certificate? Conspiracy theories have been around for years, often surrounding the lives of political figures and national tragedies. In recent years, conspiracy theories have been moving from the fringes to the mainstream, receiving national attention from Alex Jones' Infowars, and President Donald Trump's embrace of far-right conspiracies. The articles in this book trace conspiracy theories from their historical foundations to their modern representations, showing how these ideas can grow until they have a life of their own. Media literacy questions and terms will challenge readers to further analyze reporting styles, devices, and the veracity of sources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Who Shot J.F.K.?.
2: 9/11 and the Truther Movement.
3: Conspiracies on the Right.
4: Donald Trump and the Mainstream Conspiracy Theory.
5: Alex Jones, False Flags and Crisis Actors.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.