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, learning and diversity.

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. Black Lives Matter

Classes I Teach

Summer 2021

12592JOUR 77W65RSpecial Projects in Journalism

Spring 2021

46279JOUR 21B50ZFeature Writing and Reporting
42804JOUR 61A64ZStudent News Media Production I
42805JOUR 61B64ZStudent News Media Production II
42806JOUR 61C64ZEditorial Leadership for Student News Media
42807JOUR 62A64ZFreelance Reporting for Student Media
45874JOUR 62A65ZFreelance Reporting for Student Media
42808JOUR 62B64ZFreelance Photography for Student Media
45875JOUR 62B65ZFreelance Photography for Student Media
42809JOUR 62C64ZFreelance Video Production for Student Media
45876JOUR 62C65ZFreelance Video Production for Student Media
42810JOUR 62D64ZFreelance Digital Production for Student Media
42811JOUR 62E64ZFreelance Graphic Production for Student Media
42812JOUR 62F64ZFreelance Copy Editing for Student Media
01147JOUR 77W65RSpecial 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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