Why Slow Journalism Matters
WE VALUE BEING RIGHT ABOVE BEING FIRST
Like the other Slow movements such as Slow Food and Slow Travel, we take time to do things properly. Instead of desperately trying to beat social media to breaking news stories, we focus on the values we all expect from quality journalism – accuracy, depth, context, analysis and expert opinion.
WE INVEST IN JOURNALISM
Almost 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 and photographers on the ground. We don’t carry advertisements in Delayed Gratification, so this truly is reader-funded journalism.
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 to the next big story and you never get to discover what happened next? We pick up the pieces after the dust has settled so you can read about the medium- and long-term impact of news events.
WE DON’T HAVE INFINITE SPACE TO FILL
Which means we don’t fall into 24/7 news traps: the speculation, conjecture and hot air. We’ve got just 120 pages every three months, so we make every one of them count.
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…
Honed design, relaxed writing and an almanac approach to the passing years”
Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”
A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
A chic magazine with fine infographics and long stories”
A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”
A fantastic publication that puts current events into perspective”
Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”
Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”
A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”
Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”
Everyone should read this magazine”
Wonderful title and wonderful concept”