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

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

World worries about Syria; Washington stuck on Benghazi

While the world is worried about the crisis there, Washington concentrates on Benghazi.

Updated: May 19, 2013, - 04:20 PM

'The Great Gatsby,' then and now

The most notable special effect is the similarity between eras.

Updated: May 10, 2013, - 06:32 PM

Humphrey School dean named to federal commission

He has witnessed worldwide the role that faith and religious freedom plays in societies.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 07:00 PM

Attacks on facts endanger governance

John Rash on Kathleen Hall Jamieson's Humphrey School lecture and the value of ‘custodians of the knowable.’

Updated: May 03, 2013, - 06:49 PM

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