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

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

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

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