Publications

Network Neutrality

This book was published in October 2018 by Routledge. It is co-authored with Melinda Sebastian (Kutztown University).

In the months after the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2017 decision to repeal network neutrality as US policy, it is easy to forget the decades of public, organizational, media and governmental struggle to control digital policy and open access to the internet. Using dialogic communication tactics, the public, governmental actors and organizations impacted the ruling through YouTube comments, the FCC online system and social network communities. Network neutrality, which requires that all digital sites can be accessed with equal speed and ability, is an important example of how dialogic communication facilitates public engagement in policy debates. However, the practice and ability of the public, organizations and media to engage in dialogic communication are also greatly impacted by the FCC’s decision. This book reflects on decades of global engagement in the network neutrality debate and the evolution of dialogic communication techniques used to shape one of the most relevant and critical digital policies in history.

It is available for purchase from Routledge or Amazon.

Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

Magee, R., Sebastian, M. Novak, A. (2012, October). “May the odds be ever in your favor”: Twitter use in anticipation of “The Hunger Games” film release.  Presented at Association of Internet Researchers, IR13, Salford: England.

Novak, A. (2012, July 10). How [not] to caffeinate a political group: Parent post influence on conversational network structure. Presented at National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar 2012, Annenberg School of Communication, the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Publications

Publications

Mascaro, C. M., Novak, A., & Goggins, S. (Expected September 2012). Emergent networks of topical discourse: A comparative framing and social networking analysis of the Coffee Party and Tea Party Patriots. In C. G. Reddick & S. K. Aikins (Eds.), Web 2.0 technologies and democratic governance: Political, policy and management implications. Springer.

Mascaro, C. M., Novak, A., & Goggins, S. (2012). The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook during the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season. The Journal of Information, Technology and Politics, 9(3). 

Novak, A., Mascaro, C. M., & Goggins, S. (2012, February). Virtual play in communities: The evolution in group roles in electronic trace data. iConference 2012: Culture, Design and Society, Toronto, Canada. Archived at ACM Digital Library.

Mascaro, C. M., Novak, A., & Goggins, S. (2012, January 7). Shepherding and Censorship: Discourse Management in the Tea Party Patriots Facebook Group.  Presented at 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Manoa, HI. Archived at http://www.computer.org/csdl/proceedings/hicss/2012/4525/00/index.html.

Conferences

Past Conferences

Hakanen, E. & Novak, A. (2012, April 27). Mather Work Incentive Posters and the Rhetoric of Scientific Management in the 1920s. Presented at Eastern Communication Association 103rd Annual Convention: Transitions, Cambridge, MA.

Novak, A. & Hakanen, E., & Bishop, R. (2012, April 19). Get to know your local Occupiers: A framing analysis of the coverage of the Occupy movement. Poster session presented at Drexel University Graduate Research Day 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

Novak, A., & Mascaro, C. M., (2012, April 13). TI squaring around: An analysis of e-jargon in an online sporting community. Presented at Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association 42nd Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Hakanen, E. & Novak, A. (2012, April 3). Mather Work Incentive Posters and the Rhetoric of Scientific Management in the 1920s. Poster session presented at College of Arts and Sciences Research Day 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

Novak, A., Mascaro, C. M., & Goggins, S. (2012, February). Virtual play in communities: The evolution in group roles in electronic trace data. Poster session presented at iConference 2012: Culture, Design and Society, Toronto, Canada.

Mascaro, C. M., Novak, A., & Goggins, S. (2012, January 7). Shepherding and Censorship: Discourse Management in the Tea Party Patriots Facebook Group.  Presented at 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Manoa, HI.

Novak, A. (2011, November 17). Is non-sociality possible on a social network? Presented at National Communication Association 97th Annual Convention: Voice, New Orleans, LA.

Novak, A. (2011, April 16). Unpaid internships: Student attitudes and opinions. Presented at [Pre]occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.

Novak, A. (2011, April 8). A thematic analysis of the Third Wave of Contemporary Chinese Art. Poster session presented at Drexel University Graduate Research Day 2011, Philadelphia, PA.

Novak, A. & Hakanen, E. (2011, March 22). Globalization, Mobilization, and the Third Wave of Contemporary Chinese Art. Presented at Mobilities in Motion Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

About Me

About Me

As a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Culture and Communication at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I study generational identity, mass media depictions of the millennial generation, and political engagement in the millennial generation. I have presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, the Eastern Communication Association Annual Convention and published with Sprin and the Journal of Information, Technology and Politics.