Experts available to comment on Massachusetts special Senate race

June 18th, 2013

Massachusetts will hold a special election on June 25 to fill the senate seat vacated by John Kerry after his confirmation as Secretary of State. The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary, insight, and analysis on the race:

Tom Whalen, a political historian and an expert on American politics and the American presidency. He is a contributor to WBUR’s opinion site, Cognoscenti. He can be reached at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu.

John Carroll, assistant professor of mass communication and an expert on media criticism and political advertising. He is a contributor to WBUR‘s opinion site, Cognoscenti. He can be reached at 617-353-3493; carroll7@bu.edu; Twitter: @johncarroll_bu; Blog: Campaign Insider

Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication and an expert on American politics and political reporting. He is the former executive editor of the Miami Herald. He is a contributor to WBUR‘s opinion site, Cognoscenti. He can be reached at 617-353-3488; tfiedler@bu.edu; Twitter: @BUCOMDEAN.

Tobe Berkovitz, associate professor of advertising and an expert on media strategy and political advertising. He can be reached at 617-353-7724; tobetv@bu.edu; Twitter: @tobetv

Fred Bayles, associate professor of journalism and an expert on Massachusetts politics. He is the Director of BU’s State House Program. He can be reached at 617-353-7736; fbayles@bu.edu.


 

 

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