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

Fall TV's midcentury moment

What's behind '60s dramas 'Pan Am,' 'The Playboy Club' and 'Mad Men?'

Updated: September 27, 2011, - 05:33 AM

Franken's not joking about media policy

Senator focuses on how net neutrality and media mergers impact democracy.

Updated: September 16, 2011, - 10:37 PM

Helping people in poverty get online

Online access is a crucial component in helping to combat poverty.

Updated: September 14, 2011, - 03:02 PM

International news coverage after 9/11

News organizations ought to recommit. Globalism is an even stronger force than on 9/11.

Updated: September 09, 2011, - 06:08 PM

Rash Report: Political and pop cultures ignore jobless

The Beltway and Hollywood have really taken little note of the crisis.

Updated: September 02, 2011, - 07:23 PM

Israeli appreciation for Ellison's advocacy

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison joined Muslim-American leaders in asking for Hamas to release an Israeli soldier.

Updated: September 01, 2011, - 06:23 PM

Rash Report: Ron Paul gets noticed for being ignored

Second place in Iowa straw poll, but 10th in coverage of 2012 candidates.

Updated: August 26, 2011, - 11:34 PM

Short take: Mubarak on trial

This week a judge ordered cameras shut off in the courtroom.

Updated: August 19, 2011, - 02:54 PM

Short take: Terror in Somalia

Pain and suffering is being exacerbated by terrorists.

Updated: August 05, 2011, - 09:35 PM

Rash Report: Can 'The Undefeated' make Palin a 2012 winner?

Previous political documentaries, like 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' more often reinforce, rather than reshape, viewers' opinions.

Updated: July 22, 2011, - 09:26 PM

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