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: 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

Short take: Sidney Lumet and TV's angry ways

Films directed by Sidney Lumet, who died Saturday at 86, often centered on the themes of justice and the role of the little guy in a big system.

Updated: April 12, 2011, - 08:48 PM

Short take: A 'rock star' for Haiti?

More than a year after an earthquake devastated Haiti, most Haitians still have no permanent housing, no access to sanitation, and are constantly re-exposed to cholera-infested water.

Updated: April 06, 2011, - 10:18 PM

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