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About our research director

Sarah Stonbely, Ph.D, is the research director for the Center for Cooperative Media. She received her doctorate in political communication and journalism studies from New York University in 2015. Her research is on the ways that journalism has been affected by the tumultuous changes in politics, culture, and technology since the late twentieth century. Her professional experience with New America Foundation, American Press Institute, and others has focused on the digital transformation of journalism and on helping journalism live up to its democratic ideals.

Sarah also has a long history of working in radio, dating back to her college days in Madison, WI, at 89.9FM WORT. Between college and graduate school, she was a radio producer for a sports-talk station in Milwaukee, WI, and during graduate school had her own radio show on WNYU.org. Sarah can be reached at stonbelys@montclair.edu.

Legal resources for New Jersey journalists

The Center for Cooperative Media has compiled the following legal resources for the convenience of its New Jersey partners and members of the NJ News Commons. Please note that none of the following information should be construed as legal advice; please consult a licensed attorney for specific questions about the law and inquiries related to your situation.

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Useful links and websites

FOR NEWSROOMS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES

Free stock photos
https://www.pexels.com/
https://unsplash.com/
https://stocksnap.io/
https://pixabay.com/

Capture screenshots of web pages
https://screenshot.guru/
https://snag.gy/

Create a temporary email address to avoid spam
https://10minutemail.com/

Free icons and illustrations
https://lukaszadam.com/illustrations

Find the original url behind a short URL
https://unfurlr.com/

Place to search for icons (free and paid)
www.iconfinder.com

If a site is down, access it here
http://coralcdn.org/

Find the first tweet ever
http://ctrlq.org/first

A simple online timer for your daily needs
http://e.ggtimer.com/

Transfer large files for free
https://wetransfer.com/
http://ge.tt/

Scan any suspicious file
https://virusscan.jotti.org/

Protect your e-mail against spam
http://scr.im/

Download free fonts
https://fonts.google.com/

Share your screen with anyone
https://www.join.me/
https://appear.in/

Check your writing
http://www.polishmywriting.com/

Check your website for speed issues
http://gtmetrix.com/
https://tools.pingdom.com/

Create self-destructing text notes
https://privnote.com/

Guides to fix almost anything
https://www.ifixit.com/

Find free software recommendations
https://alternativeto.net/

Free graphic design tool
https://www.canva.com/

Check most shared content
http://buzzsumo.com/

Free flat illustration
https://undraw.co/

Organize your projects for free
https://trello.com/

Ipsum collection
http://meettheipsums.com/

Character entities
https://brajeshwar.github.io/entities/

List of emojis you can use on web
https://emojipedia.org/

Panorama viewer
https://pannellum.org/

Color pickers
https://www.webdesignrankings.com/resources/lolcolors/ 
https://color.hailpixel.com/

Material design palette
https://www.materialpalette.com/

Collections

Resources for everything creative
http://oozled.com/

Web Design repository
http://webdesignrepo.com/

Website design inspiration
http://littlesnippets.net/

Repository of JQuery plugins
http://www.unheap.com/

User interface inspiration
https://uimovement.com/

Tools for front end developers
http://frontendtools.com/

Additional resources

About the Center for Cooperative Media: The Center is a grant-funded program of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. The Center is supported with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge FoundationDemocracy Fund, the New Jersey Local News Lab Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey and the Abrams Foundation. Its mission is to grow and strengthen local journalism, and in doing so serve New Jersey residents. The Center also runs a national program focused on collaborative journalism. For more information, visit CenterforCooperativeMedia.org.

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