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

The fog of diplomacy -- and journalism

An undiplomatic dispute erupts between the State Department and CNN.

Updated: September 28, 2012, - 09:06 PM

Media diet linked to sedentary lifestyles

Are our screens -- be they TV, computer or mobile -- making the people who us them less mobile?

Updated: September 21, 2012, - 08:10 PM

Warmup acts steal the show at conventions

Clint Eastwood and Bill Clinton provided the most memorable moments.

Updated: September 09, 2012, - 06:35 PM

Cybersecurity, and insecurity, vexes nations

U.N. Human Rights Council declares that rights are universal online, too.

Updated: August 17, 2012, - 05:34 PM

Laughing at, but not with, our politicians

Campaign marked by a lot of political humor, but few humorous politicians.

Updated: August 10, 2012, - 09:16 PM

Bridging deep divides in London

Olympic unity ideal competes against increasing political and media divisions.

Updated: July 27, 2012, - 08:51 PM

Sea change: Who is today's Jacques Cousteau?

"The Silent World," as Jacques Cousteau called the ocean in a best-selling book and Oscar-winning documentary, lost its voice when the oceanographer died in 1997.

Updated: July 20, 2012, - 09:42 PM

Minnesota Film and TV woos movies

Study addresses subsidies, a studio, film festivals and more education.

Updated: July 20, 2012, - 09:41 PM

Hardcover, paperback or e-book?

The most important impact from digital devices like Kindles and Nooks is increased reading in all formats.

Updated: June 22, 2012, - 08:08 PM

Despite crises, less interest in foreign news

Complex, non-visual global stories struggle to find a following in America.

Updated: June 15, 2012, - 06:54 PM

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