Director of the State of Local News Project in the Medill School of Journalism - Northwestern U.
Sarah Stonbely (Ph.D., NYU) is director of the State of Local News Project in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Stonbely came to Medill from the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, where she served as research director for more than seven years. As such she designed, managed, and executed the research agenda, which supports the Center’s mission of growing and strengthening local and collaborative journalism. In her new role, Stonbely will oversee Medill’s nationally cited research on the growing spread of local news deserts and the emergence of new models to address this crisis.