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

Minnesota will suit up for the 2018 Super Bowl

Advertising analysts see a “pinnacle moment” to define or dispel myths about state and metro area.

Updated: May 30, 2014, - 07:03 PM

Global trade, geopolitics increasingly linked

At a time of rising regional tensions, envoys from four continents comment on the interconnections between trade and diplomacy.

Updated: May 23, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Rash Report: Food fight intensifies with 'Fed Up' documentary

Film is the latest voice in the cacophonous debate over the cause and cure of the obesity epidemic.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 07:03 PM

Understanding Japan through manga

Part literature, part comic book, part graphic novel — and all importan

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 06:40 PM

'The chaos continues' in Syria

Courageous Syrian journalists assess Assad, the opposition and the U.S. role.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 05:23 PM

Film, play explore the generational impact of war

“The Missing Picture” and “The Shadow War” reflect Southeast Asian scars.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 07:19 PM

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

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