The slow journalism revolution | Rob Orchard | TEDxMadrid

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. News journalism has changed fundamentally in the last 20 years. Editor Rob Orchard of Delayed Gratification magazine uses seven headlines to trace the corrosive effect of disinvestment and hyper-speedy digital news dissemination and to call for a Slow Journalism revolution.

Rob Orchard is the co-founder and editorial director of the Slow Journalism Company, the publisher of Delayed Gratification magazine, which revisits the events of the preceding quarter and makes a virtue of being “Last to Breaking News”. He spends his days writing and editing long form features for the publication, which he describes as offering an “antidote to PR-driven stories, knee-jerk reactions and churnalism”. Prior to starting the Slow Journalism Company, Rob launched and ran magazines for Virgin Atlantic, created the Middle East’s biggest travel magazine and worked as the editor of Time Out Dubai, Time Out Croatia and Time Out Paris.

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