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.
If you are interested in becoming a contributor with the Emerging International Journalists Program, email [email protected]

Recent News

The historic mansions known as the Charms of Fairmount Park (along the banks of the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park) are worth a visit year-round, but they become especially festive around the holidays.
With a constant eye towards diverse cultures the world over, the global citizens of Philadelphia are always searching for lessons from our neighbors overseas. Few lessons are more enviable than the European love of cycling, which promotes a healthy lifestyle and the reduction of pollution.
The Global Philadelphia Association’s Christiaan Morssink was featured as the keynote speaker for Temple University’s “Global Temple” conference in November. He addressed UNESCO and the role of students and faculty in bridging global gaps.
With creating connections in Israel a recent focus of Mayor Nutter's, the atmosphere in Philadelphia has never been better for welcoming investment from the country.
At a recent town hall to discuss Jordan's role in the crisis in Syria, WHYY hosted several panelists with insight into the country's rising population of refugees and resistance to extremism. 
One of Philadelphia’s best known institutions, Reading Terminal Market, has long been a hub of goods from the city’s Chinese population.
Visit Philadelphia and the Mayor’s Office for Immigrants and Multicultural Affairs (MOIMA) launched their New Americans Tour at the National Constitution Center in November.
On December 15, the Global Interdependence Center and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia joined forces to host a panel of Nordic economic thought leaders, brought together to discuss the region's consistent financial success and the potential existence of a Nordic economic model.
On December 8, the Global Philadelphia Association hosted its second “Global Idea Summit” at Drexel University’s Bossone Center. With dozens of members in attendance and a keynote address from a U.S. Representative to the United Nations for Management and Reform, there was lively discussion around Project World Heritage, Philadelphia's Next Mayor, Global Kids and more.
On December 10, the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia and GPA sponsored a special panel at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia (1906 Rittenhouse Square) entitled "Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges."
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance unites the most vital organizations in a city renowned as a center of culture and art. Soon, Maud Lyon will take over as President. As she prepares for her new role, she took the time to speak with EIJP correspondent Peak Johnson about her past, future and love of arts and culture.
Through the "One Book, One Philadelphia" program, the Free Library and the Mayor's Office encourage literacy and a city united by reading. EIJP's Maria Johansson offers her impressions of the 2015 selection, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.
On December 10, the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia and the Global Philadelphia Association will present a panel discussion on Human Rights and Press Freedom: Global and Domestic Challenges. The event will take place from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at The Ethical Society of Philadelphia (1906 Rittenhouse Sq.).
On November 19, the Global Water Alliance called attention to World Toilet Day, an international awareness campaign to combat the lack of running water and toilet access that plagues much of the world. 
Select Greater Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting the region as a great place to do business. Executive director Matt Cabrey took time out of his busy schedule to speak with EIJP correspondent Alison Vayne about Select Greater Philadelphia’s global marketing efforts, as well as his own career path.
During its recent annual Philadelphia Port Authority luncheon, the World Trade Association of Philadelphia invited guest speakers to speculate on the city's future as a global energy hub.
During a seminar hosted by the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor's Bureau, travel blogger Megan Singleton shared some of her past and tips for getting her to write about your city.
On October 30, the Brazil-Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce (BRAPACC) was inaugurated at the Pyramid Club in Center City (1735 Market St.). The evening was dedicated to celebrating the official start of BRAPACC and to mark the introduction of the chamber as a platform for the promotion of business relations, trade and culture between Brazil and Pennsylvania.
On a recent commemorative project sponsored by the Latin American Working Group, Academy of Natural Sciences Senior Fellow Robert Peck travelled to Cuba to celebrate the legacy of Ernest Hemingway and use the author's lesser known conservational work as inspiration for scientists in the United States and Cuba.
At a recent gallery opening, The National Liberty Museum (321 Chestnut St.) announced itself as a rising cultural powerhouse in Philadelphia.