John Rash

Editorial writer, columnist
Phone: 612-673-4301
John Rash writes the Rash Report column, which explores the intersection of media, culture, society and politics. He is also an editorial writer and a member of the Star Tribune’s Editorial Board. John teaches Mass Media and Politics at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, where he majored in political science and minored in French. John’s commentary on media and pop culture can be heard on “The Rash Report,” which runs Monday-Friday at 7:50 a.m. on WCCO-AM (830), the CBS radio affiliate in the Twin Cities. Prior to joining the Editorial Board John was a senior vice president, director of media analysis for Campbell Mithun, a Minneapolis-based national advertising agency. He lives in St. Louis Park with his wife and two children.

Recent content from John Rash

Missing the depth(s) of Jacques Cousteau

Adventure-learning media is more relevant than ever at a time of increasing environmental and climate concerns.

Updated: May 01, 2015, - 06:14 PM

There are multiple factors driving complex Mideast conflicts

Sectarian dynamics are not solely responsible for region's wars.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 06:15 PM

Rash Report: The pope, pop culture, billboards and Armenian Genocide

On its centenary, the “forgotten genocide” gets global attention via a variety of political, religious and media measures.

Updated: April 20, 2015, - 11:27 AM

Pop Art, 'Mad Men' and an enduring era

Walker's “International Pop” shows links between art, advertising and society.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 06:19 PM

'Timbuktu,' as movie and metaphor

Challenged but promising, a complex continent needs more foreign policy focus.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 06:58 PM

Editorial cartoonists draw scrutiny (and security)

After attacks, challenges mount for “the ever more dangerous profession.”

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 06:33 PM

The Clinton e-mail controversy in context

Governance, diplomacy, journalism and the public's right to know all require openness and transparency from public officials.

Updated: March 17, 2015, - 01:03 PM

Amid world turbulence, a #peaceitforward campaign

Nobel Peace Prize Forum aims to get individuals to “tell the world how you build peace.”

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 04:18 PM

The information counterrevolution

Two recent reports document a worldwide decline in freedom of information.

Updated: March 06, 2015, - 07:21 PM

Amid big history movies. a smaller work of fiction feels real

Academy Award contender “Boyhood” connects in a year of controversy over how Hollywood portrays history.

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 07:31 PM

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