We’d like to share a little good news with you, good news for us and for our readers. Thanks to a generous grant, CJR is able to bring four top-notch journalists on board for nine months to write for the Columbia Journalism Review and its Web site, CJR.org. All were downsized out of their newspapers, and all are first-class reporters and writers.

We hope this innovative program inspires other foundations and other organizations to set up “Encore” programs of their own, to take advantage of the vast pool of journalist talent that is out there.

The Editors