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Now, more than ever, we all need news that cuts through the daily noise and makes sense of what’s happening. Calm, clear and responsible.

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Here’s what you get when you join

The slow news feed

Slow journalism by award-winning writers in the Tortoise app to read, listen to and share.

The Sensemaker

Delivered to your inbox once a day. Our editors’ pick of the stories that matter right now, and why, in brief

Tortoise Quarterly

A small book of big reads. As an ebook, four times a year.

Daily digital ThinkIns

Open to members and their guests, you can join as many as you like. Add your voice and shape the way we report the world.

A taste of what you can expect from our digital ThinkIns

As a member, you can come to as many of these as you like

 

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.

Belonging.

Society. Identity. Countries. Beliefs. Arts.

 

The 100-year life.

Health. Public policy. Living. Education.

Wealth.

Fairness. Investment. Prosperity.

Photo Essays.

Stories in pictures.

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Tom Dewar

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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.

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