A journalist was arrested by Bridgeport police officers Thursday night while covering protests against police violence.

The two big names in public radio and public television in western Massachusetts are joining together. New England Public Radio and WGBY will soon become “New England Public Media.”

Members of the Hartford Courant newsroom are moving to form a union, NPR has learned. It's the latest Tribune Publishing newspaper where journalists have been pushing to organize.

WBUR Employees Take First Step In Forming A Union

Jan 29, 2019

Ninety-four employees at WBUR, an NPR affiliate in Boston, filed notice Tuesday of their intent to form a union, according to staff organizers. The radio and multimedia producers, reporters, hosts and editors say they represent 80 percent of station staff members who create content online and for the radio.

A petition presented to leaders at WBUR and its owner, Boston University, asks the station and school to recognize the union and agree to begin contract negotiations.

Connecticut Public in Hartford, Connecticut.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

Connecticut Public, the Hartford-based entity that operates Connecticut Public Television and WNPR radio, has hired Quinnipiac University School of Communications dean Mark Contreras as its new president and CEO.