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Hello. Welcome to Tortoise.

The New European has kindly agreed to pay for your first year of membership. We’re excited to have you.

What’s different about us is slow news

We publish new stories each day, and on Saturday you’ll find one rich collection to read, watch and listen to that will keep you going all weekend.

Our upcoming digital ThinkIns

Whilst the newsroom remains closed, Tortoise holds digital ThinkIns every day. Right now, it’s more important than ever that we get together – albeit virtually – to make sense of what’s happening. Digital ThinkIns are free and open to everybody. Take a look at what’s on and click “register” to sign up.


A Digital ThinkIn with Tom Watson

Monday 30 March, 18:30 – 19:30

Digital ThinkIn – Weekly open news meeting

Tuesday 31 March, 13:00 – 14:00

A Digital ThinkIn with David Davis

Tuesday 31 March, 18:30 – 19:30

Become a member and get all this for a year

In person

10 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.

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