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

We are the world? America grows isolationist

Support for humanitarian efforts is more challenging with increasing isolationism.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 10:25 AM

Global trekking, classroom adventures -- a Minnesota family's story

The Kraft family of St. Louis Park is visiting 13 countries on six continents.

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 12:00 PM

Al Jazeera America should aspire higher than cable competitors

The new news network should set its sights on globally focused, leading media brands.

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 09:35 AM

Dehumanizing human trafficking on, off screen

Rash Report: Bipartisan bills in Congress aim to address the U.S. impact of this global scourge.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 07:26 AM

In Egypt: To call it a 'coup,' or not to call it a 'coup'?

News media more transparent than administration in consideration of the word ‘coup.’

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 06:18 PM

Surveilling allies undermines diplomacy

Allegations of U.S. surveillance of E.U. offices erodes trust that’s needed for trade talks, counterterrorism coordination.

Updated: July 05, 2013, - 06:01 PM

Rash Report: Twin Cities creative ecology is interdependent, healthy

Study ranks the Twin Cities metro area as the sixth-most ‘creatively vital’ in the nation.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 06:13 PM

Two media-themed movies capture our era

‘The Bling Ring’ and ‘Dirty Wars’ question what people pay attention to.

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 06:22 AM

A week at the U.S. Army War College security seminar

Headlines highlight themes at U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar.

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 08:23 AM

U.S. needs a federal media shield law

Protection is necessary for the press because it’s ultimately the public’s right to know.

Updated: May 24, 2013, - 08:31 PM

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