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

Super PACs need super disclosure

There's a bipartisan benefit to more transparency in campaign contributions.

Updated: February 17, 2012, - 08:17 PM

Cable news is the 2012 frontrunner

New Pew study suggests perceptions of media bias are on the rise, too.

Updated: February 10, 2012, - 08:40 PM

Rash Report: A year's crackdown on the press

Steep drop in World Press Freedom Index depletes diplomatic outreach.

Updated: February 04, 2012, - 09:50 AM

Top Oscar picks again offer media, life lessons

Last year's hot Oscar race was between two films ostensibly about technological transformations spurring societal shifts. Beneath the surface, they...

Updated: January 27, 2012, - 08:50 PM

Antipiracy fix crashes in a new-media storm

Fighting the legislation known as PIPA and SOPA, Silicon Valley and citizen activists overwhelm the Beltway.

Updated: January 20, 2012, - 08:03 PM

Progress in Myanmar took years

Last week’s breakthrough shows the benefits of a bipartisan approach to foreign policy.

Updated: January 17, 2012, - 08:11 PM

Portrait of an Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher is rediscovered on screen and on the campaign trail.

Updated: January 13, 2012, - 08:28 PM

Media covers, becomes part of 2012 race

The rises and falls of Romney's rivals reflect a blurring of the lines.

Updated: January 06, 2012, - 06:18 PM

Media were MIA toward end of the war in Iraq

'Support our Troops' should extend to durable coverage and citizen interest.

Updated: December 23, 2011, - 08:12 PM

Rwanda: Recovering. Restrained. Resilient.

A generation after genocide, a triumphant comeback but increasing authoritarianism.

Updated: December 17, 2011, - 05:11 PM

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