Hi there, I’m Lisa and this is our place.
I’m a journalist and for most of my career I’ve been ‘that girl in the paper’ (aka ‘that writer with the last name I can’t pronounce’) who writes about complex public policy issues. You know those stories – stuff like energy regulatory hearings, government budgets, Aboriginal rights, health care reform and resource development. The stuff you glanced at on your way to the sports scores and movie listings.
I know a lot of you read those stories. I know because you used to call me. And write to me. And stop me in the City Market on the weekend. Sometimes you were mad but most of the time you just wanted to talk. You wanted more information, you wanted to know what others thought and you wanted to know if what you were thinking was shared by others.
I think about that stuff too – and that’s why my super talented friends and I created Wicked Ideas.
It’s a new kind of media site. We call it The Civil Media Network. At Wicked Ideas we are focused on finding solutions to our complicated problems. We’re bringing together original journalism with public knowledge to enable a facilitated conversation about public issues. We’re the troll-free zone.
Come for the stories, stay for the conversation.
It’s simple to participate. Just sign up using your preferred social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc) or your email and then start telling us your stories. You can comment on our original content or post your own to get others talking.
Our community editors will be your hosts, encouraging you to share your experiences, collaborate with us to tell community stories and we’ll also gently challenge your assumptions.
Our pledge is simple: At Wicked Ideas we’re going to give you the information you need to make informed decisions about the issues that matters to you.
So welcome. Let’s get to know each other and have some fun.