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

Rash Report: Considering what's at stake, NFL won't sit

Passionate fans, rising TV rights revenue and the importance of football to TV should create the conditions for compromise.

Updated: May 20, 2011, - 09:09 PM

Short take: TV has changed the game: Huckabee, Trump opt for airwaves

Not long ago, a potential presidential candidate's calculus was clear: Increased influence came from entering the race, and then racing to get on TV as much as possible.

Updated: May 18, 2011, - 06:08 AM

Rash Report: Newsweeklies stay strong in 24/7 world

Some predicted they'd become obsolete in the Internet era. Instead, they're more valuable than ever

Updated: May 08, 2011, - 04:30 PM

Video of Rep. Steve Simon draws national audience

His testimony about a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage makes a splash nationally.

Updated: May 04, 2011, - 12:35 PM

Short take: Tweeting bin Laden

Facebook, Twitter and others that sites that sent the news of the terrorist's death worldwide even before President Barack Obama addressed the nation.

Updated: May 02, 2011, - 05:41 PM

Rash Report: Product placement gets 'Super Sized'

New documentary explores -- and exploits -- ad saturation that is permanently part of the entertainment industry infrastructure.

Updated: April 29, 2011, - 05:29 PM

Short take: Critical events eclipsed by birthers

Wednesday was a big news day in foreign affairs.An Afghan air force officer, who may have been a Taliban agent,...

Updated: April 28, 2011, - 02:57 PM

Rash Report: Prime-time religion

Cultural and commercial factors are keeping network prime-time TV unplugged from America's rich religious life.

Updated: April 22, 2011, - 09:07 PM

Trump this: 'The Donald' on diplomacy

'You're fired' doesn't translate in a political campaign.

Updated: April 19, 2011, - 08:53 PM

Rash Report: Gadhafi's image consultants

You can't dress up a despot. You shouldn't try.

Updated: April 15, 2011, - 03:28 PM

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