How can Tortoise go local?

Back in March at our ThinkIn on the Battle for Truth, our members told us about the struggle for trustworthy information in the digital media age, how vital local news is for communities and the role that great local journalism could play. We listened carefully to what you had to say about local news, and now we plan to do something about it. In the spirit of our open newsroom, we want to share our idea for Tortoise Local with our members, which we are looking to launch in the North East of England this year.

Bring your friends to share your thoughts and ideas, hear about how we plan to make it happen and contribute to where Tortoise heads next.

We are introducing a new booking system that will make it easier than ever for you to join our ThinkIns.  

If you have any questions or get stuck, please get in touch with us at


Duncan Mavin
Editor, Tortoise Local