LiveWire Calgary is creating a news media organization
43

patrons

$357
per month
Welcome! If you're here, you believe in the type of journalism that delivers the important stories in your community. And that's the focus of LiveWire Calgary.

My name is Darren Krause. I'm the former Managing Editor of Metro Calgary newspaper (now The Star Calgary), and in my 10+ years at the helm of one of Canada's most successful daily newspapers what sticks with me most is how delivering readers unique, relevant content, largely ignored by other media, has such an impact on the community.

That's what I'm committed to doing now. At LiveWire Calgary, we want to find, create and deliver daily stories that best reflect and inform our community of 1.3 million people (and growing). And in our model, the community is going to play a big role in delivering that content - mixed with content by journalists from across the city.  By the community, for the community and about our community.

Now, we're excited to announce our June 4 launch!

With our exciting day on the horizon, we're looking for partners! That's why I've come to Patreon.

It's no secret that journalism needs a funding model that will ensure our ability to continue delivering important information to readers on a daily basis. The costs to start from scratch are pretty big, especially to have quality journalists producing exceptional content. 

By joining us, you'll have access to all these stories and more!

If you're here, it's the first step on an amazing journey to building a better city - one story at a time. 

Thanks so much for joining!
Tiers
Testing the waters
$2 or more per month 11 patrons
Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories)
Supporter
$5 or more per month 15 patrons
- Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories)

- Participate in content polls (you get your say)


Believer
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
- Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories) 

- Participate in content polls (you get your say)

- Grab a coffee with LiveWire Editor, Darren Krause (I know, fun!)

- Access to 'behind the scenes' content (how stories come together)

Local news warrior
$15 or more per month 1 patron
- Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories)  

- Participate in content polls (you get your say)

- Grab a coffee with LiveWire Editor, Darren Krause (I know, fun!)

- Access to 'behind the scenes' content (how stories come together)

- Participate in quarterly meet ups to discuss current civic issues (paid for by LiveWire Calgary)

Community News Booster
$25 or more per month 5 patrons
- Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories) 

- Participate in content polls (have your say)

- Grab a coffee with LiveWire Editor, Darren Krause (I know, fun!)

- Access to 'behind the scenes' content (how stories come together)

- Participate in quarterly meet ups to discuss current civic issues (paid for by LiveWire Calgary)

- Access to partner contests (tickets, passes, giveaways, when they come up)

Community News Founder
$50 or more per month 1 patron
- Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories)  

- Participate in content polls (you get your say)

- Grab a coffee with LiveWire Editor, Darren Krause (I know, fun!)

- Access to 'behind the scenes' content (how stories come together)

- Participate in quarterly meet ups to discuss current civic issues (paid for by LiveWire Calgary)

- Access to partner contests (tickets, passes, giveaways, when they come up)

- Will be listed on the LiveWire Calgary 'Who are we' web page as a Founding Donor as long as the site exists, even beyond the Patreon campaign

- Recognized as a founder in the credits on any video or audio production from LiveWire Calgary

Goals
$357 of $500 per month
This will allow 1 story done by a freelance journalist each week. No operational cash.
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Welcome! If you're here, you believe in the type of journalism that delivers the important stories in your community. And that's the focus of LiveWire Calgary.

My name is Darren Krause. I'm the former Managing Editor of Metro Calgary newspaper (now The Star Calgary), and in my 10+ years at the helm of one of Canada's most successful daily newspapers what sticks with me most is how delivering readers unique, relevant content, largely ignored by other media, has such an impact on the community.

That's what I'm committed to doing now. At LiveWire Calgary, we want to find, create and deliver daily stories that best reflect and inform our community of 1.3 million people (and growing). And in our model, the community is going to play a big role in delivering that content - mixed with content by journalists from across the city.  By the community, for the community and about our community.

Now, we're excited to announce our June 4 launch!

With our exciting day on the horizon, we're looking for partners! That's why I've come to Patreon.

It's no secret that journalism needs a funding model that will ensure our ability to continue delivering important information to readers on a daily basis. The costs to start from scratch are pretty big, especially to have quality journalists producing exceptional content. 

By joining us, you'll have access to all these stories and more!

If you're here, it's the first step on an amazing journey to building a better city - one story at a time. 

Thanks so much for joining!

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Tiers
Testing the waters
$2 or more per month 11 patrons
Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories)
Supporter
$5 or more per month 15 patrons
- Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories)

- Participate in content polls (you get your say)


Believer
$10 or more per month 10 patrons
- Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories) 

- Participate in content polls (you get your say)

- Grab a coffee with LiveWire Editor, Darren Krause (I know, fun!)

- Access to 'behind the scenes' content (how stories come together)

Local news warrior
$15 or more per month 1 patron
- Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories)  

- Participate in content polls (you get your say)

- Grab a coffee with LiveWire Editor, Darren Krause (I know, fun!)

- Access to 'behind the scenes' content (how stories come together)

- Participate in quarterly meet ups to discuss current civic issues (paid for by LiveWire Calgary)

Community News Booster
$25 or more per month 5 patrons
- Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories) 

- Participate in content polls (have your say)

- Grab a coffee with LiveWire Editor, Darren Krause (I know, fun!)

- Access to 'behind the scenes' content (how stories come together)

- Participate in quarterly meet ups to discuss current civic issues (paid for by LiveWire Calgary)

- Access to partner contests (tickets, passes, giveaways, when they come up)

Community News Founder
$50 or more per month 1 patron
- Access to patron-only feed (hints on upcoming stories)  

- Participate in content polls (you get your say)

- Grab a coffee with LiveWire Editor, Darren Krause (I know, fun!)

- Access to 'behind the scenes' content (how stories come together)

- Participate in quarterly meet ups to discuss current civic issues (paid for by LiveWire Calgary)

- Access to partner contests (tickets, passes, giveaways, when they come up)

- Will be listed on the LiveWire Calgary 'Who are we' web page as a Founding Donor as long as the site exists, even beyond the Patreon campaign

- Recognized as a founder in the credits on any video or audio production from LiveWire Calgary