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."