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Duncan McCue

Associate Professor

Department:School of Journalism and Communication


Duncan McCue, an award-winning CBC broadcaster and leading advocate for fostering the connection between journalism and Indigenous communities, will join Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication on July 1, 2023.

McCue will formally take up a new tenure track position as an Associate Professor, specializing in Indigenous Journalism and (Story)telling.

In addition, McCue will also play a key role in working with Carleton colleagues to launch a new journalism skills certificate on the ground in Indigenous communities.

McCue is currently the host of Helluva Story on CBC Radio and was also the driving force behind Kuper Island, a remarkable eight-part podcast series on residential schools.

McCue has been with CBC News for 25 years. In addition to hosting CBC Radio One’s Cross Country Checkup, he has been a longstanding correspondent for CBC-TV’s flagship news show, The National. McCue will continue to maintain an association with CBC after he joins Carleton.

McCue comes to Carleton with extensive experience as an educator, having taught journalism and created courses at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and Toronto Metropolitan University and also as a visiting fellow at Carleton.

Over the years he developed a unique online resource, Reporting in Indigenous Communities, which inspired his latest work, a new textbook called Decolonizing Journalism: A Guide to Reporting in Indigenous Communities. McCue is also the author of The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir, which recounts a season he spent in a hunting camp with a Cree family in northern Quebec as a teenager.

McCue studied English at the University of King’s College, then did his law degree at UBC. He was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1998.

McCue is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario.