Decolonizing Journalism: A Guide to Reporting in Indigenous Communities

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Recent events including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the discovery of mass graves at the sites of former residential schools have brought increased coverage of Indigenous Peoples to Canada's mainstream media outlets. However, there is no guide for current and aspiring journalists to building respectful and reciprocal relationships with Indigenous people and communities when researching and sharing their stories.

Written by a leading Indigenous journalist, Duncan McCue, specifically for journalism students in Canada, Decolonizing Journalism delivers practical, up-to-date advice in a guidebook-like text that students will use throughout their studies and careers. Readers will learn how to develop a critical consciousness when engaging with and reporting on Indigenous communities, and will draw insights into the histories, processes, and obstacles central to decolonizing journalism from exclusive interviews with 9 leading Indigenous journalists.


  • INTERVIEWS with Indigenous journalists provide students with insight into respectful and responsible reporting.
  • DISCUSSION QUESTIONS at the end of every chapter engage students with the material and encourage critical thinking about the topics presented.
  • PRACTICAL ADVICE throughout helps students develop strong reporting skills while building meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities.

ISBN: 9780190164263

Published: January 6, 2023

Oxford University Press

About the author:

Duncan McCue is an award-winning journalist, author, and journalism professor. His radio and television career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) spans over two decades, most recently serving as host of CBC Radio's national phone-in program Cross Country Checkup. A proud Anishinaabe from the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, Duncan is the recipient of an Indspire Award for Public Service and an honorary doctorate from the University of King's College.

Sku: 9780190164263

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