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

Social media and the Middle East

Repressive regimes increasingly use social media to ensnare dissidents and spy on reporters.

Updated: December 07, 2012, - 09:42 PM

A global tour of Obama's second term

Editorial writer John Rash reflects on two conferences on international issues.

Updated: November 30, 2012, - 09:56 PM

Voters embrace many outlets for campaign news

Today's media mosaic means that no single source set the 2012 campaign news narrative.

Updated: November 02, 2012, - 08:27 PM

Ad, PR leaders rally against marriage amendment

Creative industry says the marriage amendment chills the business climate.

Updated: October 26, 2012, - 09:38 PM

The next debate: What to expect

In Monday's debate, the moderator shouldn't let his journalistic instincts be tamed.

Updated: October 19, 2012, - 07:47 PM

Media establishment presses on

Despite disruptive technological transformations, enduring journalism institutions.

Updated: October 05, 2012, - 08:40 PM

The fog of diplomacy -- and journalism

An undiplomatic dispute erupts between the State Department and CNN.

Updated: September 28, 2012, - 09:06 PM

Media diet linked to sedentary lifestyles

Are our screens -- be they TV, computer or mobile -- making the people who us them less mobile?

Updated: September 21, 2012, - 08:10 PM

Warmup acts steal the show at conventions

Clint Eastwood and Bill Clinton provided the most memorable moments.

Updated: September 09, 2012, - 06:35 PM

Cybersecurity, and insecurity, vexes nations

U.N. Human Rights Council declares that rights are universal online, too.

Updated: August 17, 2012, - 05:34 PM

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