This semester, I am exploring popular American conspiracy theories and the modern communication devices that embed them into our mainstream culture. Tabloid publications such as the National Enquirer, National Examiner and Globe are yet again on the rise in a culture of fake news and voluntary ignorance towards certain issues and opinions. This reporting tells stories in a dangerous and fear-mongering way, while being riddled with inaccuracies.
For the average American, if they hear a certain story or see a headline enough at the grocery store or online, they take it to be true. I am examining and breaking down these devices in order to see how we can expose these dangerous outlets as the conspiracy theorists they are.
I will be updating this page periodically with more work and final photographs. Be sure to check back soon!