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

Britain's tabloid-worthy media scandal

The News Corp. newspaper scandal may soon cross the pond, but Britain's journalism culture won't.

Updated: July 15, 2011, - 08:21 PM

Rash Report: Shutdown tarnishes Minnesota's national image

State's hard-earned, earnest 'good life' reputation suffers a self-inflicted wound that won't be easily repaired.

Updated: July 08, 2011, - 10:42 PM

Rash Report: Sports stars, media and marketing go global

Rory McIlroy, Ricky Rubio and other international male athletes are emblematic of the shift.

Updated: June 24, 2011, - 10:53 PM

(UPDATED): America, Afghanistan and Obama

Beginning with Obama’s announced drawdown, it will eventually be up to Afghan forces to keep the Taliban from retaking the country.

Updated: June 23, 2011, - 09:24 PM

Rash Report: The nation's new digital divide

No, not income inequality and online access, but the Internet's ideological gap between left and right.

Updated: June 17, 2011, - 10:51 PM

Rash Report: The day Weiner confessed

Stories downplayed because of the scandal may prove more profound.

Updated: June 10, 2011, - 10:53 PM

Rash Report: Summertime, and the pop culture is easy

Commercial, cultural factors mean sequels, beach reads and summer songs.

Updated: June 03, 2011, - 07:42 PM

Rash Report: Presidential politics in the new video age

Can Minnesota Republicans Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann avoid Hubert Humphrey's 'biggest mistake' in political life?

Updated: May 27, 2011, - 05:44 PM

Short take: Islam and the West

Domestic strains can damage America's global image.

Updated: May 26, 2011, - 09:13 PM

Short take: The long road to justice

On Thursday morning, Serbian President Boris Tadic announced the capture of Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general accused of being behind the 1995 massacre of over 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica.

Updated: May 26, 2011, - 03:01 PM

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