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What’s the big idea?


Print is not dead. For all the wily charms of the digital world with its tweets, feeds, blogs and apps there is still nothing like the pleasure created by ink on paper

The server farms and all their delights cannot replace time spent in the company of something you can actually hold, whose pages you can turn down and whose spine you can crack.

We believe in magazines that engross and inspire at the end of a long week. We have no interest in creating throwaway media – we want to make something that is treasured, that ends its days making the bookshelf, coffee table or toilet just that little bit prettier and more civilised. And we believe that everyone needs a screen break.

Perspective, too, is not dead. Kneejerk punditry, live-blogging and the pounding waves of the 24-hour news cycle have their appeal. But there’s also joy in getting your head above the water, sucking in a lungful of clear air and taking your bearings.

This is our starting point. With our belief in print and perspective we bring you Delayed Gratification, the Slow Journalism magazine. A handsome devil that curates the news and captures the times, written by journalists armed with three months’ worth of hindsight, and without the albatross of an hourly deadline around their necks.

As the weeks and months speed by we are keeping track, picking out the patterns and seeing what is left after the dust has settled. We strip out the white noise and give you the essentials, telling the story of the world over the last quarter.

This publication, then, is our flag in the sand – a magazine of record from editors determined to swim against the electronic tide.

We’re glad to have you with us.

A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
Creative Review

Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”
Creative Review

A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”
The Telegraph

Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”
El Mundo

Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”
The Telegraph

A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”
Qi podcast

The UK's second-best magazine” Ian Hislop
Editor, Private Eye
Private Eye Magazine

Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”
BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme