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We’re building a different type of newsroom. For a slower, wiser news.

We’d love you to join us.

Friend of Tortoise

  • £50 annual membership
  • Annual membership
  • 10 tickets to ThinkIns
  • Digital: access to the slow news feed in the app and online
  • Unlimited sharing and saving of our journalism
  • Tortoise Quarterly as an e-book
  • Watch all ThinkIns on livestream

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.

Join us as a friend of Tortoise and get all this for the 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.