Mark Blumenthal visits Emerson to discuss midterm elections

Mark Blumenthal, the senior polling editor of the Huffington Post and the founding editor of, will visit Emerson on Wednesday, November 12 from 7-8:00 p.m. in the Semel Theater. The event is sponsored by the Journalism Department, the Communication Studies Department, Emerson College Poling Society, Communication Politics and Law Association and President Pelton’s Curricular Innovation Grant.

Blumenthal will discuss the role of polls, polling, politics and journalism and how they affect our society. He will also reflect on the 2014 midterm election results, and what to look forward in the 2016 elections. Pizza and refreshments will be served, all students and general public are welcome.

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