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

Media control a key Chinese foreign-policy tactic

Press suppression and simultaneous “seeding” of the public on nationalism and the economy affects domestic and foreign affairs.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 06:22 PM

Fifty years later, LBJ's 'Daisy' ad still stuns

Creative, controversial campaign ad set the bar, and tone, for today's political communication.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 06:37 PM

Fears about social media? Same as it ever was.

A new book — "From the Dance Hall to Facebook" — explores "teen girls, mass media and moral panic."

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 08:07 AM

A 'Global Conversation' about climate change

The topic comes to a series at the Minneapolis Central Library, an encouraging environment.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Muslim roots run deep in U.S. and in Minnesota

"Tracks in the Snow" depicts state's mosaic.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 07:01 PM

Diplomacy essential to address cascading crises

But rallying allies can depend on the international perception — the brand — of the U.S.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 05:53 PM

College cost — and value — spark sharp national debate

The documentary "Ivory Tower" explores issues of sustainability in higher education, and college as a private vs. public good.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 11:24 PM

This time, air all opinions on Iraq

Media should expand their list of experts, and ask sources — and themselves — tough questions.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 06:07 PM

World Press Institute's global journalism impact

For 50 years, the St. Paul-based WPI has hosted international journalists.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 06:04 PM

Cure for World Cup woes? Soccer

Today's global sporting spectacles are hard to host but easy to watch.

Updated: June 06, 2014, - 06:35 PM

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