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Center for Cooperative Media

Resources & Tools

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 Sarah can be reached at [email protected].

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.


Useful links and websites


Free stock photos

Capture screenshots of web pages

Create a temporary email address to avoid spam

Free icons and illustrations

Find the original url behind a short URL

Place to search for icons (free and paid)

If a site is down, access it here

Find the first tweet ever

A simple online timer for your daily needs

Transfer large files for free

Scan any suspicious file

Protect your e-mail against spam

Download free fonts

Share your screen with anyone

Check your writing

Check your website for speed issues

Create self-destructing text notes

Guides to fix almost anything

Find free software recommendations

Free graphic design tool

Check most shared content

Free flat illustration

Organize your projects for free

Ipsum collection

Character entities

List of emojis you can use on web

Panorama viewer

Color pickers

Material design palette


Resources for everything creative

Web Design repository

Website design inspiration

Repository of JQuery plugins

User interface inspiration

Tools for front end developers

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