Beta Member

Welcome to Tortoise.

On January 14th, Tortoise goes live in beta. We’re so thrilled you’re going to be part of it.

Being a beta member of Tortoise means being a member of our newsroom. Your input over our first few months will help us make the product the best it can be. Please get involved, send us honest feedback and share your ideas with us.

Your beta membership starts on January 14th.

We do like to take things at a leisurely pace here at Tortoise – but the sooner you register, the sooner you can start booking tickets to ThinkIns and contributing to our journalism. It’s painless, we promise. Have your unique code ready (it was in the activation email we just sent you) when you click the button.

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Reasons to be cheerful.

As a beta member, you’ve all this to look forward to …  

  • Tortoise Daily, the slow news feed, throughout our beta phase
  • Tickets to a Thinkin of your choice
  • And…

You deserve a shout out in our launch edition.

We’d love to include your name in glorious, tactile print alongside your fellow members in our launch edition. A list, for posterity, of the first advocates of open journalism. To help us organise that in time for 14th January, please complete your registration by 14th December.

Hurrah, you’re registered.

Please let us be the first to wish you a very warm welcome to the Tortoise family.

We’ve just sent you an email confirmation. Check it’s not ended up in your junk folder because it’s always handy to keep these things isn’t it?

Once Tortoise goes live in the new year, we’ll invite you to create a member bio, where you can tell us about the things you’re interested in, know and care about. As a member of the family, you’re a member of the newsroom and, if you want to, a contributor to our journalism.