Lifetime Member

Welcome to Tortoise.

On January 14th, Tortoise goes live in beta. We’re so thrilled that, as a lifetime member, you’re with us for the long haul.

Now you’re a lifetime member of Tortoise you’re a member of our newsroom, for good. Which is lucky really because giving the world a slower, wiser news isn’t going to happen overnight. Let’s start this lifelong friendship on the right foot. In these, our first few months, please get involved, send us your feedback and share your ideas – we’re going to get to know each other pretty well over the coming years, so we may as well be honest with each other from the get go.

Your Lifetime membership starts officially 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 Lifetime member, you have all this to look forward to…  

  • Full lifetime membership, including all digital, live and print elements
  • Unlimited ThinkIn tickets for you and a guest
  • Two tickets to our launch party in London next Spring
  • Exclusive Tortoise letter writing set
  • Handwritten thank you letter from our founders
  • A Tortoise book bag each
  • A Slow Down, Wise Up digital poster each
  • And…

You really do deserve your name in lights.

Or at least in glorious, tactile print (alongside your fellow Founding Members) in our launch edition. Further, as a lifetime member, a chair with your name on it will sit as a lasting reminder that you were one of the very first major advocates of open journalism. To help us organise all that in time for Jan 14th, please complete your registration by 14th December.

It worked!

The tech gods are smiling on us today.

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?