October 20, 2009

'Encore fellows' to look for next opportunity via CJR

How did I miss this "encore opportunity?" Most fellowships for journalists are offered for those midcareer. But Columbia Journalism Review just appointed four 'down-sized  journalists not ready for retirement yet "Encore Fellows."

The journalists, ages 47 to 59 and with as much as 30 years experience, will write for the magazine and spend time figuring out what's next. over the next nine months.
“CJR is thrilled to be able to play a critical role not only in assisting these distinguished journalists, but our hope is that they will inspire downsized journalists across the county, who will benefit from the examples set by this inaugural class of fellows in developing their encore careers,” said Victor Navasky, chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review.
Some estimate 16,000 journalists lost their jobs in 2008.


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