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

We’d love you to join us.


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Biggest journalism project ever on Kickstarter

Tortoise for your team.
Tortoise is a different kind of newsroom. Not breaking news, but what’s driving the news. Not the news as it happens, but when it’s ready.

We don’t cover press conferences. We don’t take ads. We’ll never sell or give away your data. We’re not owned by a proprietor with an axe to grind. We’re independent of political party or commercial agenda.

Join Tortoise as a team.

Take a step back. Hear a different take. See a sharper picture. Shape a new conversation.

Tortoise for your team

£500 annual membership for 10 people

  • Live: 10 ThinkIn tickets per person per year
  • Watch all ThinkIns on livestream
  • Digital: access to the slow news feed in the app and online
  • New Angles: our daily internal memo homing in on the stories we think are worth following
  • Digital: Tortoise Quarterly e-book
  • Unlimited sharing and saving of our journalism

Just £1 per person per week

Interested in membership for more than 10 people? Email us at to find out about Tortoise for larger groups.

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.

Membership: Tortoise is created for and with our members.

In Person

ThinkIns are 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.

In Print

Tortoise Quarterly is a short book of long reads. Modern fables, true tales, old stories re-examined, new ones revealed.