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

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

Rash Report: CBS anchor Katie Couric becomes the news

Despite her big breakthrough and buildup, the star in the morning does not shine quite as brightly during the evening.

Updated: April 01, 2011, - 04:38 PM

Rash Report: Press under fire, and not just in war zones

Foreign correspondents and local reporters alike are increasingly targeted for killing, kidnapping or incarceration.

Updated: March 30, 2011, - 05:36 PM

Rash Report: New news study shows Web's peril, promise

Many may view the shifts in the news industry as inside baseball -- but the very ability to be informed is in play.

Updated: March 23, 2011, - 01:39 PM

Rash Report: Opinions obscure objectivity on cable TV

Viewers get a distorted picture of news when 11 of 12 available prime-time hours are dedicated to opinion journalism.

Updated: March 12, 2011, - 07:26 AM

Rash Report: Charlie Sheen shines light on pop-culture marketplace

In a cold cultural calculus, stars often are rewarded or punished based on how far they deviate from our expectations.

Updated: March 04, 2011, - 08:18 PM

John Rash: 'King's Speech' -- not just words, but a celebration of human decency

George VI was a reluctant ruler because he stuttered. He became a model of moral rectitude.

Updated: February 28, 2011, - 05:04 PM

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