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

Calling America, from Asia: A dispatch from Japan

A serious U.S. presence is badly needed, experts told me during a visit to Japan, where debate over a proper global role is ongoing.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 07:18 PM

Digital disrupts news media, but offers opportunities, too

Pew Research Center report offers optimism about journalism's momentum.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 06:40 PM

The U.S. and Israel: A 'deep bond,' and a need for bipartisanship

‘My Promised Land’ author Ari Shavit speaks about his region and the U.S. role there.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 07:03 PM

Defense policy: Links between past, present in an uneasy Asia

Controversy about animated film on Japan’s ‘Zero’ fighters illustrates tensions.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 10:48 PM

Information inequality is growing, too

Two reports reflect a growing gap in global free press standards and practices.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 07:24 PM

'These Birds Walk' shows the humans behind humanitarianism

Documentary ‘These Birds Walk’ challenges assumptions about Pakistan and aid work.

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 07:20 PM

The divided state of America

A week's focus on income inequality reveals a conflicted country.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 06:45 PM

The media's impact on trade pacts, then and now

A CNN debate changed the perception of NAFTA. Will WikiLeaks do the same today?

Updated: January 24, 2014, - 06:27 PM

With '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle,' awards season a sequel, too

Like last year, dramas about slavery and a ’70s scheme compete for best picture.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 06:19 PM

Stakes still high in Afghanistan, despite drawdown

Can recent news reports and ‘Lone Survivor’ pierce public apathy about Afghanistan?

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 06:47 PM

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