EIJP - Emerging International Journalists Program

Building on our original content expertise, we began our Emerging International Journalists Program for undergraduate & graduate students and recent graduates to tell the stories of the global work done by our Members.
 
The program acts as a training ground and platform for new voices on international topics connected to the Philadelphia region.
 
In 2013, students from Temple, Drexel, UPenn & Chestnut Hill College contributed. 
 
If you are interested in becoming a contributor with the Emerging International Journalists Program, email [email protected]
 
 
 

Recent News

“Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection" is going on now though August 18th at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Designed by Mary Wilson, an original member of the Supremes, the exhibit will showcase the group’s stunning gowns which draw inspiration from all over the world, including pieces channeling Parisian, Japanese, and Caribbean influences.
On Sunday, June 9th the annual Odunde Street Festival kicked off on South Street with a full day of events celebrating authentic African culture in one of Philadelphia’s most historically African-American neighborhoods.The festival began with a gathering at the Schuylkill River, where attendees dressed in traditional African garments offered their prayers and blessings in a ceremonial procession. Next, thousands of individuals returned back to 23rd and South Streets for the start of the street festival designed as a traditional African Market.
Chinatown Learning Center was founded 20 years ago by Carol S. Wong, M.Ed. Wong and the first teacher hired to work at the center, Mrs. Chan, have been teaching preschoolers and school age children Chinese and English since February 1993. Wong’s official title is Director of Chinatown Learning Center. I attended the preschoolers’ end of the year celebration where the children performed songs and received their certificates. After the ceremony, Wong and I sat down to talk about the center and Philadelphia’s immigrant community.
Later this year, the city of Philadelphia will be the site of the fifth annual Beyond Sport Summit. The 2013 Summit will be held from the 9th to the 11th of September, and will consist of everything from practical workshops to large-scale panels about global sports. Topics will range from sustainability to social inclusion and securing funding. Attracting delegates from six continents, the idea behind these events is to bring together prominent leaders in sports, government and business to discuss how global sports can be used to address social issues such as the environment, education and health.
Language shares a profound and complex connection with translation. Throughout the book, Found in Translation: How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World, authors Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche do an incredible job illustrating this connection. Kelly and Zetzsche, both translators themselves, focus their attention upon the intellectual and practical difficulties of translating and interpreting, and the related realm of nuanced differences between written and spoken translation.
This fall, Global Philadelphia Association is showing Philadelphians the world within their own city. Kicking off on September 15 and running through November 1, GlobalPhilly™ 2013 will be the city’s first showcase of international programs and activities in Philadelphia, including arts, advocacy, commerce, and food, among others.
On May 15, Dr. David Brownlee presented a lecture entitled, "Philadelphia, the Museum City," at the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Brownlee, the Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, beautifully dissected the history of some of the city's many significant museums. The term “Museum City” serves as an effective reminder of the City of Brotherly Love's cultural prestige. As if being the birthplace of modern democracy wasn't enough, Philadelphia is also the birthplace of the modern museum.
Singaporean artist Meei-Ling Ng finds inspiration in Philadelphia's urban textures and dreams of a cleaner world through her art. Ng will be presenting at the Barnes Foundation on Friday, April 26. 
With nearly 2,000 international students studying at Temple University from over 125 countries, Temple has one of the highest populations of international students in the Philadelphia area.
This weekend marks the kick-off of the third annual Philly Tech Week held every April throughout the city of Philadelphia. Since 2011, the founders of Technically Philly have planned and organized Philly Tech Week, a week-long celebration of technological happenings that occur in the area. With 10,000 in attendance and 75 events in 2012, Tech Week is aimed to be a community organizing effort, where projected attendance for this year exceeds 15,000 and events number in the 85 and above range.
Philadelphia’s Latino community has played an important role in the city’s rich history for more than 200 years.  According to the 2010 American Community Survey, there are more than 420,000 Latinos living in metropolitan Philadelphia today. Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Central and South Americans are among the diverse nationalities that share and call Philadelphia home.
For the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), three remarkably talented men embraced the opportunity to collaborate on a monumental work of art: “Fall of the Berlin Wall: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.”
When you think of the City of Brotherly Love, the first things that come to mind are typically the Liberty Bell and cheesesteaks. Not often does the topic of cycling come up, but the growing culture is changing the game.
“If you had a time machine . . .” That is the question this year’s Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) asks. The event takes people on a journey through space and time with a month of performances and exhibitions around Philadelphia.
The 113th United States Open Championship will be hosted by the Merion Golf Club on the East Course in Ardmore, Pennsylvania from June 13-16 2013.
University of Pennsylvania officials announced on Wednesday, March 20, that they will establish a central hub on campus that will better focus on the school's global activities and initiatives.
It seems Philadelphia’s way into the future may be through its ports. At the City of Philadelphia City Council Committee on Global Opportunities and the Creative/Innovative Economy on February 27, business and bureaucratic leaders met to discuss the expansion of Philadelphia in the global economic sphere, with the goal of creating jobs and improving quality of life for citizens. This was the final in a series of hearings on the global economy, which the Council will use in their drafting of new policy regarding global initiatives and programs.