LiveWire Calgary

is creating trusted, fact-based local news

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  • Exclusive access to bonus content from our Ward Zero municipal election podcast.
  • NEW - Member exclusive Mayor and Me podcast. A monthly conversation on news, politics and life with Mayor Jyoti Gondek and LWC Editor Darren Krause.
  • A feeling that you are doing something amazing for local journalism!

About LiveWire Calgary

The best investment you'll make in your city.

Let's be honest with one another: Supporting local media is a hard sell. We know it. You know it. But you're here because you're interested in something different.  You're interested in what we're doing.

That's probably driven by a general desire for higher quality information. We crave that, too.

The question is always in the value. We're not Netflix or Disney+ - you aren't necessarily getting the latest, hottest new binge-worthy show. Or Amazon where you can pick (literally) whatever you want and have it delivered to your door. 

LiveWire Calgary is more of that invisible investment. We're always working behind the scenes looking into issues and stories that help provide Calgarians with a clearer insight into their city. Then, we publish our findings.  We hold institutions and people to account. We dig into your communities to find stories of value, ones that bring us all together.

Your investment
supercharges our commitment to providing barrier-free, agenda-free and fact-based reporting - all with a community heart.

Why do we think it's a good investment? The more resources we can devote to reporting on our city, the fewer issues / stories fall through the cracks. We help keep Calgary in check, while shining the light on untold stories. 

You see the return in many ways: Fixed sidewalks, improved intersections, accountability at city hall, help for Calgary's vulnerable, better transit, safer neighbourhoods... you get the idea.  Without local media, those things - and dozens more - go unnoticed. They're left unchecked. Not only do we tell stories through written word, but we have a dedicated photo/data journalist to provide added value to most of our content.  It's a pretty dynamic information combination

Our members want to Know More Stuff.

If you can help us reach 500 subscribers at $10 per month, we'll hire 2 reporters and guarantee we'll produce more and better local news coverage than other city media. We'll stand by it. You'll get that local news outlet you've always wanted.
Here's what else you get:
1. Exclusive podcasts
2. Exclusive video content
3. Insider information
4. Newsletter, word search
5. Direct line of feedback (we encourage it!)

Community is in our DNA

Delivering the news to you is 22-year veteran journalist, Darren Krause. He helped build the Metro Calgary newspaper (RIP) from scratch into Calgary's most-read newspaper (Mon-Fri) after beginning his newspaper career entrenched in the southern Alberta community of Vulcan.

Bringing you exclusive photos and data is multiple award-winning data/photojournalist Aryn Toombs. Aryn also has a deep history in community news delivery in his time reporting in both Canmore and Calgary.

When you become a member, you're hiring us to deliver the best daily news in Calgary. With your investment, we'll bring on new people with that same commitment to community.

We'll do it with a passion for redefining local news.

What do we believe in? 

We believe in trustworthy news.
We believe in the community being co-contributors.
We believe political agenda has no place in news.
We believe in delivering facts.
We believe in and open-door policy to provide feedback and direct where we're headed and how we get there. (Just email [email protected] and he'll answer!)

The time is now.

Become a member today!

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We'll fund a new, full-time journalist in our newsroom. (High fives all around!) Right now at $1,400.

Greater breadth, greater depth and expanding our commitment to the community by adding a new, diverse perspective to the team.
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