Writing about claims that reporters are getting scruffier in G2 today, Duncan Campbell notes: "The Guardian newsroom, it has to be said, has always stood for free expression in clothes – from berets and fedoras to cycling shorts and singlets – as in everything else."
I can vouch for that. When I had a job as an editorial assistant at the Guardian in the 1970s one of the journalists, Martin Walker I think, wore beads. Although, as a prank his collegues had told him he had to write to the news editor, Jean Stead, asking her permission to wear them in the office.
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