Dressing for success

6 Jan

This bothers us.

Civil Beat is good at what it does.
We subscribe to it – you should too.

Having been a reporter for years, we can attest that most print reporters aren’t at the leading edge of fashion.

Who cares – you can’t see them any way.

TV is a different thing.

After all, if you’re on the tube you are in the folks living room and a large amount of your credibility comes from not looking like you were on a 3-day drunk.

In fact, most TV news organizations have a strict dress code, as they should.

For months, KITV’s 6 o’clock news has tapped Civil Beat for a story.

For months, it was a crappy cam with no lighting and poor audio from the Civil Beat newsroom.

Someone finally woke up and decided that looked like hell, so the Civil Beat reporter of the day shows up in the KITV studio, on set, to discuss the story of the day.

Look, we’re not their mother, but come on.
Someone has to bring this up so we guess it’s us.

Put on a damn clean, ironed shirt at least.
Looking like you rolled out of bed and wandered in from the lobby isn’t helping any viewer put Civil Beat into a professional journalism category.

We’re embarrassed we even have to bring this up.

3 Responses to “Dressing for success”

  1. Jim Loomis January 7, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Shocking that this even has to be raised. Probably unfair, but it does raise the question: Is his reporting also sloppy?

  2. Anonymous January 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    Give ‘im a break….they don’t earn that much. Seriously, if you want to dress like that…stick to Internet or radio.

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