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

Social media storms deluge the news

With #pointergate, #AlexFromTarget and others, new media alters old constructs.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 10:34 PM

Cursory campaign despite a 'complex world'

World Affairs Councils conference shows the need to dive deeper for the 2016 race.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 06:11 PM

'Cycle of impunity' imperils journalists — and the news

A study says killing journalists mostly goes unpunished and warns of media “black holes.”

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 06:33 PM

Rash Report: Media-political divides in D.C. and at home, too

Political polarization also manifests itself in broadcast, newspaper and Facebook behavior.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 11:55 PM

'Men, Women & Children' examines lives led online

New film and new studies document the impact of the evolving digital age.

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 07:16 PM

Madeleine Albright on the role of diplomacy in a destablized world

A global system ‘in flux,’ a ‘stunningly complicated’ Mideast and ‘human’ diplomacy.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 12:18 AM

Behind the subdued reaction to an energy revolution

Complex, contradictory signals from global markets, geopolitics, mass media.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 11:38 PM

'Last Days in Vietnam' documents chaos, courage in U.S. withdrawal

‘Last Days in Vietnam’ documents the chaos, and courage, during the U.S. withdrawal.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 10:46 PM

Media control a key Chinese foreign-policy tactic

Press suppression and simultaneous “seeding” of the public on nationalism and the economy affects domestic and foreign affairs.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 06:22 PM

Fifty years later, LBJ's 'Daisy' ad still stuns

Creative, controversial campaign ad set the bar, and tone, for today's political communication.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 06:37 PM

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