Bayer and the Foreign Press Association Team Up To Honor Aspiring Journalists

May 19, 2016, 17:00 ET from Bayer

WHIPPANY, N.J., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer, an innovative Life Science company, will present the newly introduced scholarship in Visual Multimedia at the 23rd Annual Foreign Press Association (FPA) Scholarship Awards Reception tonight in New York City. The scholarship was created in order to acknowledge the importance of developing young reporters who specialize in visual multimedia, a rapidly advancing field in journalism and media.

"We are proud to continue to partner with and support the FPA. Providing people with opportunities to better themselves and others around them is an integral part of Bayer's mission," said Raymond F. Kerins, Jr., Senior Vice President and Head of Communications, Government Relations and Policy at Bayer Corporation. "The evolution of the media industry has made supporting the integrity and quality of the journalism profession a high priority. Visual multimedia is the next major innovation in journalism. As an innovation company, Bayer is proud to provide this scholarship to aspiring journalists and help them pursue their dreams."

The Foreign Press Association Scholarship Fund (FPASF) was set up 23 years ago in order to aid, develop and cultivate the next generation of international reporters. Since its birth, the FPASF has awarded 79 scholarships to international graduate journalism students. The scholarship awards range from $2,500 to $10,000 and serve as an important financial tool for promising young students.

"The Foreign Press Association in the United States is constantly changing to reflect the realities of today's media industry and the needs of its membership," said David Michaels, President of the Foreign Press Association and its Scholarship Fund. "Multimedia Op-Eds are the way of the future, and Bayer's generous sponsorship of the FPA's new Scholarship Award has allowed the Scholarship Fund to acknowledge this important media advancement."

To find out more about the FPASF and the 2016 awards reception, visit their website:

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