Tortoise – the future of journalism or hare brained?

I’ve never worked with James Harding, but a friend who did said he was constantly restless, often rushing off when you wanted to speak to him, and it was a standing joke that the only way to get his attention was to harpoon him and reel in your catch. So, it is ironic that the former editor of The Times and editorial director of the BBC is leading the new venture in slow journalism, Tortoise Media. At a presentation by him this morning – kindly run by media information company Roxhill – he set out the vision for the service. I’m not going to go into detail but you get a daily email, a weekly “sensemaker”, longer reads (though he was vague about their frequency) and regular events called “Thi

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