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

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

U.N. — and united citizens — needed to protect journalists

Attacks on the press aren’t just a journalism concern: They’re meant to silence society, too.

Updated: January 03, 2014, - 06:23 PM

Shifting media eras in three media movies

Individual, institutional art in ‘Anchorman 2,’ ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis.’

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 05:39 PM

U.S., China differ on building bridges, and roads, in Africa

Divergent diplomatic approaches have widespread impact.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 06:20 PM

At the Walker, advertising as canvas

Annual screening of British Arrows Awards will make you want to stay tuned during the commercial break.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 06:01 PM

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