Emerging International Journalists Program

Building on our original content expertise, we began our Emerging International Journalists Program for undergraduate & graduate students and recent graduates from local universities to tell the stories of the global work done by our Members, have meaningful conversations with regional leaders, and write their unique perspective about trips to world heritage sites across the world made possible through our OWHC connections.

The program acts as a dynamic training ground and platform for new voices on international topics connected to the Philadelphia region.

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Feature article: Three Campuses, Three Continents, Three World Heritage Cities: Temple University Continues to Expand Its Global Footprint

For over four decades, Temple University Japan (TUJ) has been at the forefront of providing top-tier American education in Tokyo. Now, as TUJ enters its fifth decade, it is poised to extend its reach even further with the inauguration of a new satellite campus in the historic city of Kyoto, a city with one of the world's largest collections of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

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EIJP Advisory Board

These civic leaders with expertise in journalism and media meet quarterly to enhance the program and offer expertise in training young journalists. 


  • Sabrina Vourvoulias, Award-winning bilingual editor, columnist, digital storyteller and author.
  • Ashanti Martin, General Manager of WURD Radio.
  • Eric Marsh, Manager of Community & Engagement for WHYY. 
  • Ernest Owens, Political Writer at Large for Philadelphia Magazine and President of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.