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

 World Press Freedom day was established by the United Nations to celebrate the principles of free information, defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to the journalists who have lost their lives in pursuit of the stories that need telling. Philadelphia has a rich history of supporting journalistic freedom and integrity and today, the city’s renowned and diverse collection of media outlets continue that tradition. Below are a few of the many Philadelphia journalists that deserve recognition on World Press Freedom day for the work they do bringing the world to Philadelphia, or showcasing Philadelphia to the world.
With help from their Women's Committee, the Penn Museum has put together "Culinary Expeditions: A Celebration of Food and Culture," illustrated with historical objects from the museum's holdings. The full-color, hardcover journey through the world of food is available May 5, with proceeds benefiting the museum.
Grammy award-winning Egyptian musician Fathy Salama visited the Penn Museum to discuss his work, influences and how Arabic and Western culture can come together in harmony.
EIJP correspondent Aesha Desai attended the "A Side of Tech: How Technology Influences Local Food Practices" panel discussion, presented at the Free Library.
The International Society of Krishna Consciousness Party (ISKCON) was founded in 1966 as a Hindu organization that emphasizes the traditional religious texts of the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam. Today, it operates temples, schools, farms and restaurants all over the world.
EIJP correspondent Layla El Tannir attended PPRA's "City of Brotherly Bandwidth" panel discussion, presented at the Comcast Center.
EIJP correspondance Susanne Chung attended ArtsTechPhilly's "Access + Art&Tech" panel discussion, presented in conjunction with Philly Tech Week 2014.
EIJP correspondent Jacob Colon visited the American Institute of Graphic Arts' interactive digital exhibit "Animate," presented in conjunction with Philly Tech Week 2014.
GPA and the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative hosted a seminar to discuss the future of the world's growing water problems and the city's role in solving them.
Chesnut Hill Friends Meeting's recently built meeting house boasts a meditative skyspace designed by internationally renowned artist James Turrell.
Krista Bard is the honorary consul of the Republic of Lithuania to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has recently been appointed president of the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia. She sat down with GPA's Peak Johnson to discuss her continued consular role, her new responsibilities and the importance of raising cultural awareness.
From March 2 to May 26, The Philadelphia Museum of Art (2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) is hosting "Treasures From Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910." The exhibition includes artifacts that have never before left Korea, as well as a variety of cultural programs.
The authors of "A Sliver of Light," a true account of three political hostages' experience in Iraqi Kurdistan, gathered at the Free Library's Central Branch to talk about their past, future and the role writing played in their survival.
Ute Kraidy's design for the GlobalPhilly™ 2013 exhibition poster highlights Philadelphia's international prowess, something that was confirmed when the poster was brought to the city's youngest international community.
Even the most experienced jetsetter may not be aware of the differences in accounting standards worldwide. Here in the United States, we use the General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) while the rest of the world typically uses the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and converting can cause problems.
For the past 20 years, the Asian Arts Initiative has been a common space for Philadelphians of all ethnicities to express themselves artistically.
When it came to selecting the host city for the United Nations there were plenty to choose from. It turns out that New York City was just one of hundreds of competitors that included Boston, San Francisco, Chicago and even Rapid City, South Dakota. All tried to win the bid of becoming one of the globe’s major diplomatic nerve centers.
Soccer took Jeremiah White around the world and back again. As a native of Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, he was a youth soccer standout with the Haverford School and eventually embarked on a professional career that spanned eight years. He played for clubs in Serbia, Greece, France, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Poland and the United States. After retiring from Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution, White returned to Philadelphia to begin a career in global entrepreneurship. Today, he is involved with several area companies and nonprofits with international ties, including JaySocial, a graphic design and development company he founded in 2011. Through the friendships he has formed, the businesses he has built and the legacy he will leave behind, Jeremiah strives to bridge cultural gaps and bring the world to his hometown.
GPA contributor Marissa Pina, a photojournalism major at Temple University, describes her once in a lifetime study abroad experience that spanned two continents.
All the world’s a stage in 2014 as the Free Library of Philadelphia presents “Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450.” The series of commemorative programs will vary from academic lectures and exhibits to live performances and craft making. Anything that the Free Library and its consortium of cultural partners can think of to bring the playwright to life in a variety of incarnations.