There has been many a joke made about the fashion sense of journalists. According to the filmmakers of Spotlight, reporters are notoriously badly dressed and unfashionable, and news outlet The Slot is reporting that the Republican National Convention is cracking down on slovenly newsmen and women. An email was sent to members of the House Periodical Press Gallery from the press gallery’s director Rob Zatkowski saying:
“All correspondents wearing a convention press pass must be engaged in the gathering and reporting of news, dress in professional attire, and adhere to journalist standards of integrity and conduct at all times. Any correspondent that does not adhere to these rules will have media credentials confiscated.”
When Gawker followed up with Zatkowski, he said the major issue was jeans and sneakers, which apart from being unprofessional, really is a crime against fashion.