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About LiveWire Calgary

Been a while since you've been inspired by the power of local news?

That's what you're hiring us to do: Provide local news the way it should be. That's without spin, agenda or motive. Just solid facts and great community stories. We think that's inspiring!

When you become a member, you're hiring us to deliver you the best daily news in Calgary. Here's how we'll do it:

💥 Laser-focused on the City of Calgary and surrounding bedroom communities.

💥 Provide you clear information on what's happening at Calgary city hall. Focus on short bits of news mixed with insightful long reads for maximum coverage.

💥 Deliver you stories you WILL NOT get anywhere else, while keeping you up-to-date on civic issues and breaking stories.

💥 Embrace you in our community of members who believe there's a powerful new way to do daily news.

💥 As a member of our community (starting at the $10 level), you will be eligible for contests, prizes, tickets and exclusive weekly and monthly content.

NEW: We are slimming down to three tiers: $2, $10, $25 beginning Feb. 1, 2021. Please choose one of those tiers (NOT $5 or $15, those will be eliminated). They are still showing so our current members can migrate to the new tiers.  IT'S NOW IN CANADIAN DOLLARS!

We've delivered more than 2,200 stories since launch in 2018, and in 2020 we reached more than 820,000 readers. (157% increase over 2019.) Calgarians are buying into our brand of fact-based, community-focused local news.

We do it all with a network of exceptional Calgary journalists, done on a shoestring budget, with a passion for redefining local news.

With YOUR membership support, here's what we'll do:

  • Once we reach 500 members, we'll hire a full time journalist (1 full-time daily journalist can produce 100+ quality community news stories and at least 2 investigations per year.)
  • At 1,000 members we'll hire another. 
  • Our goal is to have at least one story on every Calgary community, annually.
  • Change how local media approaches the people who live here and those who consume their content. We all deserve better.  And we'll raise the bar with each story.

As our valued member, here's what you can expect:

  • Fair, fact-based news. (Opinion will not be dressed up as fact.)
  • A media outlet with a heart for community. 
  • Equitable coverage of all of Calgary's peoples. 
  • A commitment to diversity in coverage, voices and those who work with us.
  • Politically agnostic. 
  • Stories that bind Calgarians together, not tear them apart.
  • Access to exclusive content, contests, polls.
  • 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!

$1,111.06 of $1,980.18 per month
We'll fund a new, full-time journalist in our newsroom. (High fives all around!)

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