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Slow Journalism


The speed of the modern news agenda can leave you feeling constantly on the back foot. We go the other way and wait for three months to pass before returning to the news, picking out what really mattered and returning to events with the benefit of hindsight so we can give you the final analysis rather than a kneejerk reaction.


We invest in the best long-form, in-depth journalism in the world, accompanied by stunning images and photo features. To get a taste of what we do, head to our blog where you can read dozens of stories from past issues of Delayed Gratification for free and in full. Subscribers get exclusive access to a digital archive of all our back issues, stretching back to the first, published in January 2011.


Did you hear the one about the Welsh terrorist who tried to blow up the Prince of Wales’s investiture? Or Saddam Hussein’s epic propaganda movie featuring Oliver Reed? Perhaps you’d be interested in a piece about the man trying to help young swimmers in Gaza reach the Olympics? Or the one about the intrepid treasure-hunters searching the seas for £125 billion in shipwrecked gold.


Each issue of Delayed Gratification has lots of beautiful infographics, which we use to draw out patterns from the quarter and give new angles on stories. Check out some examples from the magazine here.


Delayed Gratification is a beautiful, high quality publication with outstanding design and an original piece of artwork from an inspiring international artist on each cover – the likes of Shepard Fairey, Beatriz Milhazes, Grayson Perry and Ai Weiwei. We love print magazines and we work hard to make each issue of Delayed Gratification feel special. It even smells good.


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Why not check out 20 things we learned in the first five years of making Delayed Gratification

Or watch the trailer…

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