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

'Leviathan,' black swans and Russia

Amid the country's deepening crisis, this lauded film depicts a cynical society.

Updated: January 23, 2015, - 07:35 PM

Geoeconomics, culture make Germany widely admired

The country offers a template on how to reckon with and rebuild from an infamous era.

Updated: January 17, 2015, - 12:36 AM

World War II movies stand out in an Afghanistan, Iraq era

‘Unbroken,’ ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘D-Day: Normandy 1944’ depict a full societal war effort.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 07:09 PM

A chilling cyberattack on Sony — and all of us

The free world's news and cultural content cannot be dictated by tyrants or nonstate actors.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 06:43 PM

Press repression reflects Turkey's challenges

Pushback against domestic and international news media in a society on “knife edge.”

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 07:19 PM

A particularly British approach to advertising

Arrows Awards arrive as the U.K. seems more introspective than internationalist.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 12:42 AM

Social media storms deluge the news

With #pointergate, #AlexFromTarget and others, new media alters old constructs.

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 10:34 PM

Cursory campaign despite a 'complex world'

World Affairs Councils conference shows the need to dive deeper for the 2016 race.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 06:11 PM

'Cycle of impunity' imperils journalists — and the news

A study says killing journalists mostly goes unpunished and warns of media “black holes.”

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 06:33 PM

Rash Report: Media-political divides in D.C. and at home, too

Political polarization also manifests itself in broadcast, newspaper and Facebook behavior.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 11:55 PM

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