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Bayer recognizes journalists in the Dominican Republic

  • It is the second edition of the Journalistic Award for Innovation for Sustainable Development
  • The ceremony culminated with the conference on innovative journalism from your mobile by Glenda Umaña, journalist and TV presenter

The Bayer Central America and the Caribbean Group on Tuesday recognized the winners of the “Bayer Journalistic Award for Innovation for Sustainable Development,” which is held for the second time in the Dominican Republic.

For the occasion, the company Bayer: “Science for a better life,” brought as a guest the journalist and television presenter Glenda Umaña who spoke on: “Innovative journalism from your mobile.”

Bayer has been directing this award in the region for more than five years, to recognize the work of journalists who carry out their work, not only in the informative field but also in educating and raising public awareness on fundamental issues such as developing sustainable and a better life for citizens.

“With these awards at Bayer, we intend to show that good news matters a lot. We recognize those hours of reporting and writing quality content that, after being published, can impact many lives positively, ”said the president of Bayer Central America and the Caribbean, Erika Bernal.

Bernal also stressed that the contest is strengthened in each edition and over the years the publication of notes related to science, environment, sustainability, and innovation to ensure a better life.

In this second edition in the Dominican Republic, the contest had a great response from the press and media workers, with the nomination of 30 works of all formats: television, written press, and digital press, published during the last year.

The winners of the Bayer Prize were journalists: Saiury Calcaño, from Listín Diario; Windler Soto, from the newspaper El Dinero, María Mercedes, from Diario Libre in the categories: Daily Notes, Research Reports and Web Notes, respectively, in addition to a special mention for the journalist Andrea Ramos, from Noticias SIN for her series of reports “ Firefighters”.

All participating journalists received a distinction with the delivery of certificates of participation.


Winners Selection

The selection of winners had the support and support of the Dominican College of Journalists (CDP), in the person of its president, Olivo de León; on behalf of the Academy of Sciences of the Dominican Republic, Luís Carvajal and Elvira Lora, president of the Dominican Association of Communication Schools (ADECOM).


International Guest

This year’s ceremony was invited by Glenda Umaña, one of the most recognized and valued Latin American journalists who stand out for her charismatic, honest, objective and respectful style, which has earned her the sympathy and preference of the global public.

With 26 years on the screen, a life dedicated to television journalism with passion, 18 of them on the CNN EN ESPAÑOL network -addressed to an audience of 50 million people-, they consecrated her as the female leader of international communication and favorite journalist of Spanish-speaking communities in the United States and Latin America.

During his career, he has participated in the most emblematic coverage of world relevance, such as the terrorist attacks of 2011, the death of the Pontiff Juan Pablo Segundo, the earthquake in Haiti, the presidential elections across the continent and the royal wedding in London, among countless and varied events of news repercussion.

“For me, it is an honor and a privilege to share and learn from dear Dominican colleagues. The digital age has changed the way we get and report the news. Together we will take a look at some tools. I also have a great love for the special, kind and cheerful people of the Dominican Republic, and this meeting is a blessing for me, ”said Umaña.

Bayer: Science For A Better Life

Bayer is a multinational company with key competencies in the scientific fields of health and agriculture. With its products and services, the company wants to be useful to humanity and contribute to improving the quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth, and high profitability. Bayer adheres to the principles of sustainability and, as a public company, acts in a socially and ethically responsible manner. In 2015, the Group, with around 117,000 employees, obtained a turnover of 46,300 million euros, made investments worth 2600 million euros and allocated 4300 million euros for research and development. These figures include the business with high-performance polymeric materials that on October 6, 2015, went public under the name of Covestro. For more information, visit the website www.bayer.com

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