Tortoise. Open journalism - a different kind of newsroom.

Event: Roxhill Breakfast, 25 April 2019

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We have a problem: news has become noise

Join James Harding, the founder of Tortoise Media, to hear how the launch of Tortoise this month will usher in a new media model based on the following collaborative manifesto:

"We are overwhelmed by information. The problem isn’t just fake news or junk news, because there’s a lot that’s good – it’s just that there’s so much of it, and so much of it is the same. Most of it is in a hurry. A lot is partial and confusing. Too many people chasing the news, but missing the story.

It’s made people anxious and distrustful. It’s not nearly fun or funny enough. No wonder we’ve all been feeling bewildered and, frankly, exhausted. Drowned out and locked out of power.

We believe it’s time that changed.

To learn how to live well in a world where everything moves at breakneck speed, we believe we need to slow down to wise up.

We are building a different kind of journalism. One that opens up. Gives everyone a seat at the table. Creates a system of organised listening. News that reflects the way we really are and shapes the world we want to live in.."

James is one of the most high profile journalists of his generation. He edited The Times between 2007 and 2014 and most recently was the Director of News at the BBC before working up the Tortoise model. Hear how James views the challenges facing journalism and how the Tortoise model will apply to the world of business and finance media.
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