A Young Citizen's Guide to News Literacy: Conspiracy Theories and Fake News, 1st Edition

  • Phil Corso
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1538344831
  • ISBN-13: 9781538344835
  • DDC: 302.23
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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It is no secret that an ever-changing media landscape has changed the ways we create and consume news, but with the rising role of social media and digital technology, misinformation has found more creative ways to sneak into the collective discussion, muddying the waters and leaving readers more confused than ever. With an easy-to-follow outline of what makes news credible, this book summarizes the ways that young readers can stay informed and remain vigilant in a world where conspiracies and fake news run wild.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Sifting through the Noise.
2: The Role of Journalism.
3: Media Literacy: It's on Me.
4: What's a Conspiracy?.
5: Heads in the Sand.
6: Who Writes History?.
7: Purpose of Fake News.
8: Fake Stories, Real Consequences.
9: Social Media Showdown.
10: What to Look for.
11: What about Bias?.
12: Red Flags.
13: Held Accountable.
14: Keep It Real.