Polly Curtis

editor and partner Tortoise

Polly Curtis is an Editor and Partner at Tortoise, a UK-based digital “slow-news” journalism project running under a membership model. Previously, she was Editor-in-Chief at HuffPost UK, where she built an editorial team and implemented a new strategy to navigate a post-Facebook age. Immediately prior to joining HuffPost, Polly was director of media for British Red Cross during a time that included the organisation’s largest emergency response in decades, as they operationalised after the Manchester bombing, London Bridge and Finsbury Park attacks and the fire at Grenfell Tower. For most of her career she was at The Guardian, most recently as digital editor, where she led digital plans for the Scottish referendum, the EU referendum and the 2015 election as well as the live coverage of some of the biggest breaking stories in recent times. She has a background as a news editor and reporter, having served as the Guardian’s deputy national editor, Whitehall correspondent, education editor and health correspondent.

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