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The new issue of Delayed Gratification launches with a bang…

Kirsty Dillon in conversation with Rob Orchard

Last Thursday evening saw the DG team, guest speakers and readers gather at the London College of Communication in London to launch the new issue of Delayed Gratification in style. After drinks in a hastily constructed infographics gallery, we previewed four stories from DG #29 onstage.

The event began with arguably the most impactful news story from the quarter, with our editorial director Rob Orchard having a thought-provoking discussion with actor Kirsty Dillon about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and the wider impact of the Harvey Weinstein allegations.

Kirsty Dillon in conversation with Rob Orchard

For the new issue our associate editor James Montague travelled to Iceland to meet the dedicated, delirious fans of the smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup finals. At Slow Journalism Night he talked to our other editorial director Marcus Webb about his experiences following the Icelandic national team, and he also talked about writing a story for our previous issue, when he was in North Korea at the very moment the country unexpectedly launched a nuclear test.

DG’s James Montague (right) and Marcus Webb

Covering the final quarter of 2017, the new issue opens with our coverage of the Las Vegas mass shooting on 1st October. To cover this tragedy our associate editor Matthew Lee pored over vast amounts of data on gun violence in the United States and sent a load of spreadsheets to our art director Christian Tate, who magically turned them into eight pages of striking infographics. Our third discussion of the evening saw Matthew and Christian talk about how we can use infographics to cover major events such as the Vegas shooting in a unique and compelling way.

Matthew Lee (left) and Christian Tate talk infographics

The evening ended with Rob speaking to the acclaimed author and journalist Heather Brooke, who broke the MPs’ expenses scandal in 2009. The wide-ranging discussion took in ‘fake news’, the state of British investigative journalism and the health of the media.

Heather Brooke with DG’s Rob Orchard

If you missed out on tickets this time, don’t worry – we’ll be back at the London College of Communication in June for our second Slow Journalism Night of the year. Before then we’re running our feature-writing class on 12th April and our next infographics class on 10th May. DG subscribers get discounted tickets for all our events and classes.


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