Why Slow Journalism Matters
We value being right above being first
Like the other Slow movements, we take time to do things properly. Instead of desperately trying to beat Twitter to the punch, we return to the values we all want from journalism – context, analysis and expert opinion.
We invest in journalism
Everyone else is sacking journalists, cutting editorial budgets and using generic wire stories to fill in the gaps. We’re going the other way, putting every penny from every subscription to Delayed Gratification back into tracking down and publishing amazing stories from journalists on the ground.
We tell you how stories end
How often have you been bombarded with a story by the media for several days, only to feel dissatisfied when the news agenda moves on and the story is left incomplete? We pick up the pieces after the dust has settled and give you the whole picture.
We don’t have infinite space to fill
Which means we don’t fall into 24/7 news traps like this:
We cut through the white noise
Modern news production is filled to the brim with reprinted press releases, kneejerk punditry, advertorial nonsense and churnalism. Slow Journalism is an antidote to this: intelligent, curated, non-partisan news coverage designed to inspire and inform.
Still not convinced?
Here’s our TEDx case for a Slow Journalism Revolution…