Michael Deas teaches news reporting and editing at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He also directs the Medill Media Teens,  a multimedia journalism program for Chicago-area high schoolers. Deas, a Navy veteran,  worked at the Chicago Tribune as an editor on the national-foreign and news-editing staffs.  He was a fellow at the Poynter and Maynard institutes. Deas was among contributors, including former President Jimmy Carter, who wrote tributes for "Grace Under Fire: Barbara Jordan's Rhetoric of Watergate, Patriotism, and Equality."