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

Diplomacy in the digital age

Social media is an effective tool to talk -- and especially to listen -- to the world.

Updated: May 18, 2012, - 08:49 PM

The impact of in-your-face talking heads

TV's extreme close-ups violate social norms and increase political polarization.

Updated: May 11, 2012, - 09:05 PM

Redeployment employment

Members of the Minnesota National Guard are returning home from Kuwait. Are they finding jobs?

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 07:03 PM

The real media bias is for the horse race

New study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism shows that Romney beat Obama in positive press coverage.

Updated: April 24, 2012, - 12:27 PM

Roxana Saberi's insights on Iranians

Far from monolithic, citizens in the eye of a geopolitical storm have divergent views of their government and the nuclear-weapons issue.

Updated: April 20, 2012, - 08:14 PM

'Hunger Games' feeds evolving pop appetites

Bestseller, box-office leader reflect changing commercial and cultural dynamics that are increasingly influencing both film and literature.

Updated: April 13, 2012, - 09:31 PM

Election coverage needs its own Etch A Sketch

Sure, gaffes are newsworthy, but they shouldn't eclipse substantive analysis of the candidates' policy positions.

Updated: April 06, 2012, - 07:36 PM

Short take: We the people

Visitors to the Minnesota History Center can now see one of eight remaining first official printings of the U.S. Constitution.

Updated: April 04, 2012, - 10:56 AM

For troops in Kuwait, technology is an oasis

Pop culture, social media, Skype and other modern media better connect the front lines to the home front.

Updated: March 23, 2012, - 07:28 PM

Red Bulls for hire

To help combat a high jobless rate facing returning veterans, the Minnesota National Guard sent an Employment Resource Team of professionals from state agencies, MnSCU, and corporations to Kuwait to advise 'the best Minnesotans we have.'

Updated: March 22, 2012, - 07:42 PM

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