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

From some things, we must not look away

'Responsibility to protect' should be met with 'responsibility to report.'

Updated: January 18, 2013, - 07:11 PM

In 'Zero Dark Thirty,' Hollywood spurs Beltway debate anew

'Zero Dark Thirty' reopens the necessary national discussion on torture.

Updated: January 11, 2013, - 07:07 PM

MTV jumps from 'Jersey Shore' to West Virginia

With a written rebuke by a senator from that state, a new 'reality' show capitalizes on Capitol Hill outrage to get noticed.

Updated: January 04, 2013, - 11:12 PM

U.S.-Canada: Two countries, increasingly intertwined

A lot of goodwill flows between America and Canada, the Minnesota International Center's 2013 focus country.

Updated: December 21, 2012, - 06:08 PM

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

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