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Hello. We’re Tortoise and we need your help.

Here’s the problem: news has become noise. Fake, junk, partial, biased. 

The divide between the powerful and the powerless is widening. More of us are feeling locked out, anxious and frankly, exhausted.

Together, we can build a totally different kind of news.

We’d love you to join us. We need your voice, your story and your ideas – along with those of thousands of people from all walks of life, right across the UK – to inform our journalism for a year.

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Join us.

There’s no cost to you. One of our partner organisations thinks we need to hear what you have to say, and have funded a membership on your behalf. 

Get started with your complimentary membership today to get access to all this:

  • Tortoise Daily – we publish in a mobile app, for desktop and by email.
  • 10 tickets to ThinkIns – in London and around the UK.
  • Unlimited livestreaming of all our ThinkIns. If you can’t make it in person, don’t worry. You can watch them all from home.

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.

Tell us what you think.

When you join Tortoise, you’re joining our team. We hold daily events, called ThinkIns, across the UK where members’ experiences and perspectives shape the way we see the world.

1. Tortoise Notes

We’ll brief you in advance. Tortoise Notes are a short primer on the topic designed to stimulate and inform.

2. The ThinkIn

We’ll spark the conversation with a handful of experts, then it’s over to you. Speak up and hold forth or sit back and listen.

3. The Readout

The Tortoise take; our concise point of view, shaped by the discussion in the room. It’s often a springboard for further thought.