I spent 2 years of my life running a small media rights advocacy organization, the Open Video Alliance. We started in 2009, only a few years after YouTube came online, when people talked in glowing terms about how web video would benefit democracy. More diverse perspectives, less media consolidation, more participatory culture. All of that [...]
In 2012 the southern fried chicken restaurant Chick-Fil-A became the unlikely battlefield for marriage equality in America. Through a strange turn of events, same-sex marriage advocates and opponents converged on Chick-Fil-A franchises across the country. People lined up to buy chicken sandwiches in solidarity or to stage a boycott.
One thing’s for sure. If you [...]