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Catch us at the Well Told conference, 27th and 28th May

Top: Ed Caesar, Catherine Allen, Emma Jane Kirby. Bottom: Manveen Rana, Jamie Bartlett , Paul Morley

Attend the UK’s first storytelling journalism conference, in central London, with special discounted tickets for Delayed Gratification readers

It’s not exactly news to us – nor, we imagine, to you – but the wider world is finally catching on to the idea that the stories that have the most impact take a long time to tell.

From the phenomenal popularity of S-Town (the podcast successor to Serial, which received more than 10 million downloads in its first week online) to successful formats such as ‘The long read’ in The Guardian, long-form and narrative journalism are being increasingly recognised as the antidote to the disorienting churn of 24-hour news bulletins and socially shared headlines.

So we are proud to be speaking at an event next month that celebrates this growing long-form movement: the Well Told conference 2017, which will be taking place in central London on 27th and 28th May.

Alongside Delayed Gratification’s editorial director, Rob Orchard – who will be revealing how our award-winning features are commissioned, edited and brought to life on the page – the Well Told line-up boasts a host of storytelling maestros, including: Amy O’Leary, chief story officer at Upworthy; Kelley Benham, journalism professor and co-author of the book Juniper; Kelley’s co-author and husband Tom French, who won a Pulitzer in 1998 for his story Angels & Demons; the seasoned British music and popculture essayist Paul Morley; and Ed Caesar, who writes features for The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine and GQ among others.

And true Slow Journalism aficionados interested in gleaning expert tips on long-form writing from these and many other masters of the craft – or who are just keen to hear some blisteringly good stories – can go along at a special discounted price: use the promo code ‘SLOW’ and get a reduction of £50 off the normal price of £125 when buying your tickets from the Well Told ticketing page.



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