Delayed Gratification

My wife bought me a subscription to Delayed Gratification for my birthday, a magazine published by The Slow Journalism Company.

I’d never heard of it before and didnt know what to expect, but having read the explanation of the concept that I found on the inside front cover, I think it’ll be right up my street. This is what it says:

Slow Journalism matters

Why? Because today’s ultra fast news cycle rates being first above being right. It tells us what’s happening in real time but not what it means. It gives us the beginning of stories by never their end. It promotes kneejerk reactions and cut-and-paste journalism over context and perspective. It lends significance to Twitter storms, PR-driven stories and synthetic outrage.

It does not nourish. It does not inspire. It is not enough.

We believe in a slower, smarter approach and with your support we are taking a stand. Each purchase of Delayed Gratification is a vote for non-partisan, independent, intelligent slow journalism

Lovely.

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