In this paper we study the public debate over net neutrality in the United States from January through
November 2014. We compiled, mapped, and analyzed over 16,000 stories published on net neutrality,
augmented by data from Twitter, bit.ly, and Google Trends. Using a mixed-methods approach that
combines link analysis with qualitative content analysis, we describe the evolution of the debate over time
and assess the role, reach, and influence of different media sources and advocacy groups in setting the
agenda, framing the debate, and mobilizing collective action. We conclude that a diverse set of actors
working in conjunction through the networked public sphere played a central, arguably decisive, role in
turning around the Federal Communications Commission policy on net neutrality.