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Tortoise. Open journalism - a different kind of newsroom.

A project in London, UK by Tortoise
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Slow down. Wise up. We don't do breaking news, but what’s driving the news. Not the news as it happens, but when it’s ready.
Backers: 2530
Average Pledge Per Backer: £213

Funded: £539,035 of £75,000
Dates: Oct 16th -> Nov 16th (32 days)
Project By: Tortoise
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Latest News

Last day...

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
The end of the beginning. Our Kickstarter campaign closes at 18:00 UK time today. It’s felt quite intense these last few days and, whilst exciting, we are rather looking forward to a lie down this weekend. But we can’t do that quite yet... Last... (Read More)

1 day to go...

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We’re so close! With 24 hours to go, together we’ve broken £500,000 in funding and are edging towards the magic 3,000 members goal. The more people who join our campaign for a slower, wiser news, the more we can deliver on our promise to open up... (Read More)

Introducing the £24 Beta membership

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

3 days to go...

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Tortoise team news: Welcome Merope Mills Merope Mills has joined Tortoise from the Guardian where she was Assistant editor, having previously been editor of the Saturday paper, Weekend magazine and most recently setting up an office based in San... (Read More)

4 days to go...

November 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Four days left. We’re well over 2,500 members now and we still believe we can get to the magic 3,000 number. Tortoise team news: welcome Giles. He’s obsessed with snow. Giles Whittell has joined Tortoise from The Times, where he was a... (Read More)

5 days to go...

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Five days left. We’ll be writing to you every day this week with updates on where we’re at members-wise, and news about both our journalism and our growing team. Fancy dinner with our co-founders?  Superb dinner company The Ultimate member... (Read More)

Just one week to go...

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Friday everyone.  Together, we have seven days left to convince as many family, friends, and colleagues as we can to join our mission to get the world to slow down and wise up. Why we need another 1,000 membersAs fantastic as it is to have... (Read More)

Project Update #6: Tortoise. Open journalism - a different kind of newsroom. by Tortoise

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear friends, As we find ourselves edging towards the end of this, our first chapter, on Kickstarter (which ends on 16th November), we’re reflecting on what we’ve achieved so far. We’ve welcomed more than 2000 members to the family and,... (Read More)

2018 has been a record-breaking year for journalism Kickstarters (though only about 1 in 5 actually get funded)

November 5th - via: niemanlab.org
Kickstarter is also walking away from its attempt at Patreon-like recurring support: "You and I both know it’s going to take more than a drip of money to help journalism." The first time the National Observer tried to raise money on Kickstarter, they couldn’t get the framing quite right. (Read More)

Project Update #5: Tortoise: Open journalism - a new type of newsroom

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
There are a whole two weeks still to go of our Kickstarter launch campaign. With all the founding members and groups that have signed up so far, the Tortoise family already has over 2,000 members. It’s a fantastic start. The more members we have,... (Read More)

Project Update #4: Tortoise: Open journalism - a new type of newsroom

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Bring Tortoise to your TownWe mean it when we say that when you’re a member of Tortoise, you have a seat at our table. Metaphorically and literally. We already have members right across the UK and abroad who can’t make it to our London newsroom,... (Read More)

The last seven days. Tortoise: Open journalism - a new type of newsroom.

October 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Dear friends, The last seven days have been a great test of our resolve to slow down. Becoming the biggest journalism project ever on Kickstarter in our first few hours felt so good, but it reminded us of the addictive, daily rhythm of traditional... (Read More)

Project Update #2: Tortoise: Open journalism - a new type of newsroom

October 19th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Project Update #1: Tortoise: Open journalism - a new type of newsroom

October 17th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

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