Tortoise and Hare membership

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 member of Tortoise means being a member of our newsroom. So for our first few months, we really want you to help us make the product the best it can be. Please get involved, send us honest feedback and share your ideas with us.

Your Tortoise 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. Give this code to your Hare so that they can register also.

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Reasons to be cheerful.

As a Member, both you and your Hare have all this to look forward to…  

  • You’ll both receive Tortoise Daily, the slow news feed, for a year
  • 20 ThinkIn tickets to share between you
  • A copy each of Tortoise Quarterly, four times a year
  • Two tickets to our launch party in London next Spring
  • A Tortoise book bag each
  • A Slow Down, Wise Up digital poster each
  • And…

You both deserve a shout out in our launch edition.  

We’d love to include the name of both you and your hare 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.