Our organization was established in 1962 as the Connecticut Educational Television Station, broadcast on station WEDH from the basement of Trinity College Library in Hartford. CPTV was created in 1974 when WEDH formed a network with three other television stations in the state. CT Public Radio signed on in June 1978, and that year joined CPTV to form Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. For many years, the station aired primarily classical music in between Morning Edition and All Things Considered. It changed to an all-news and information format in 2006. Now, we produce 10-12 daily radio newscasts, four call-in talk shows, and one weekly news magazine show and podcast. In addition to statewide distribution through CT Public platforms, our reporting is shared regionally through the New England News Collaborative (a network of eight public media newsrooms covering the six New England states) and nationally through NPR.
Location: * Northeast, Connecticut
Beat: Latino communities
Position: This reporter covers Latino communities undercovered and underserved by its local media, and by public media more broadly. The beat includes municipal meeting coverage as well as local events and community gatherings. This reporter works in tandem with journalists from GFR Media in Puerto Rico – the publisher of El Nuevo Dia, the island’s largest newspaper – to tell stories that help chronicle the lives of Puerto Ricans who live in one place and also care about another. Thematically, there are opportunities for the RFA reporter’s work to contribute to our coverage of racial and wealth-based disparities in health, education and criminal justice. There would also be opportunities to contribute to people and immigration reporting distributed regionally by the New England News Collaborative.
Reporter: Brenda Leon