About Me

"A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad."

~Albert Camus

Areas of Focus

Journalism, media studies.


My classroom is a dynamic space where we exchange ideas freely and celebrate teaching and learning.

Teaching is my second career. I  covered business and labor as a reporter at the Detroit Free Press for six years, and before that worked my way up through four daily newspapers in Ontario, Canada.  I believe strongly that the protections of the First Amendment are crucial to a free and democratic society.

Classes I Teach

Fall 2019

01322JOUR 23Media and Its Impact On Society
21818JOUR 61A62ZStudent News Media Production I
21819JOUR 61B62ZStudent News Media Production II
21820JOUR 61C62ZEditorial Leadership for Student News Media
21821JOUR 62A62ZFreelance Reporting for Student Media
25166JOUR 62A65ZFreelance Reporting for Student Media
21822JOUR 62B62ZFreelance Photography for Student Media
25167JOUR 62B65ZFreelance Photography for Student Media
21823JOUR 62C62ZFreelance Video Production for Student Media
25168JOUR 62C65ZFreelance Video Production for Student Media
21824JOUR 62D62ZFreelance Digital Production for Student Media
21825JOUR 62E62ZFreelance Graphic Production for Student Media
25169JOUR 62E65ZFreelance Graphic Production for Student Media
21826JOUR 62F62ZFreelance Copy Editing for Student Media
25092JOUR 77W62ZSpecial Projects in Journalism

Summer 2019

12592JOUR 77W65ZSpecial Projects in Journalism

Faculty Info

Cecilia Deck

Cecilia Deck






Master's in Journalism, University of Western Ontario; master's in English, McMaster University (Ontario, Canada); bachelor's in English, University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada).

Office Hours

Spring 2019

Monday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday 1:30-3 and 5-7 p.m.


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