Another National Party spin-meister appointed to Govt-owned media board

F0rmer National Party leader Don Brash’s chief of staff Richard Long has been appointed to the Television New Zealand board.

Long has a career in journalism spanning more than thirty years. He has been elected to various newspaper industry roles, including chair of the NZ Press Association editors’ liaison committee.

“Long’s media career will enable him to contribute his lengthy practical experience to the work of the TVNZ Board,” says Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss. Long was appointed as an Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit in 2011, for services to journalism.

He spent twenty years as a journalist before being appointed editor of the Dominion Post in 1992. He held this position for a decade before spending two years as Chief of Staff in the National Leader’s Office .  Long then worked for Busby Ramshaw Grice before returning to journalism as a columnist.

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