Professor Wagner Provides Expert Testimony in Libel Case

Monday, March 20, 2017
THE NEW YORK TIMES -- Founded in 2008, Cal Coast is a tiny operation. But it has made waves in town with a number of investigative scoops. It has also drawn a fierce backlash from people in its cross hairs over sourcing practices that would not fly at many established news organizations. During the libel trial, The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune reported, a Journalism professor from San Francisco State University testified that the Tenborg article was “all innuendo.” “I kept reading and I thought, ‘Where’s the proof?’ And I never saw any proof,” the professor, Venise Wagner, said.