Lecturer James Wagstaffe: 'Sources Are a Journalist's Lifeblood'

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- “Sources are a journalist’s lifeblood,” said James Wagstaffe, a San Francisco lawyer who specializes in First Amendment issues and teaches journalism at San Francisco State University. “When the government, as in these two cases, threatens reporters or their sources with criminal punishment for sharing confidential information, it has a clotting effect. We need the free flow of information to expose wrongdoing.”