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Hello. Welcome to Tortoise.

Your Tortoise has shared two years’ membership with you. What a treat.

All you’ll need is the promo code that they shared with you.

Become a member and get all this for a year

In person

20 tickets to ThinkIns, the engine of open journalism. Tortoise members participate in open news conferences, live and unscripted in our newsroom.

On mobile

The news not as it happens, but when it’s ready. The slow news feed lands in the app, online or in your inbox.


Tortoise quarterly is a short book of long reads. Modern fables, true tales, old stories re-examined, new ones revealed.

It’s been a great start, thanks to you

The Tortoise Network

5,000 complimentary memberships offered to underrepresented groups and people working for change on the frontline of local communities.

Responsibility100 Index

Our landmark piece of data journalism: the first ever ranking of the FTSE 100 companies on their contribution towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

State vs the Family

A 12 month investigation, shortlisted for a British Journalism Award, into the alarming rise in cases of family separation.

But there’s so much still to do
Stick with us and help us achieve all this in 2020…

Podcasts and audio

Access to exclusive content in the app and the chance to shape what we cover in a brand new podcast for 2020.

Nationwide ThinkIns

As diverse as London is, breaking out of the bubble means listening to people as far afield as we can – from Devon to Dumfries and everywhere in between.

Digital ThinkIns

From 2020, you’ll be able to join in (not just watch) conversations in our newsroom from wherever you are in the world.

A taste of our journalism

We are focused on the Big Five forces that are shaping our lives, our societies, our world. 

New things.

Technology. Engineering. Science.


Our planet.

Geopolitics. Environment. Natural resources.


Society. Identity. Countries. Beliefs. Arts.


The 100-year life.

Health. Public policy. Living. Education.


Fairness. Investment. Prosperity.

Photo Essays.

Stories in pictures.

Get started

We just need a few personal details to get you set up. It’s a two minute job, we promise. Make sure you have your promo code to hand.

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What our members are saying

Tom Dewar

I can already highly recommend @Tortoise. It’s the news equivalent of dipping your head in a cool, glacier-fresh stream on a scorching-hot day.

Lucinda Day

Went to my first @Tortoise ThinkIn last night on gender. A really fun eve – full of lively comment & a totally inclusive atmosphere. Not at all like a traditional panel event.

Kelwyn Looi

Really recommend the ThinkIn. Refreshing to actually hear views from real people that then feeds into what’s published. Team is lovely too!