Michael Cook – Editor

Michael Cook likes bad puns, bushwalking and black coffee. He did a BA at Harvard University in the US where it was good for networking, but moved to Sydney where it wasn’t. He also did a PhD on an obscure corner of Australian literature. He has worked as a book editor and magazine editor and has published articles in magazines and newspapers in the US, the UK and Australia. Currently he is the editor of BioEdge, a newsletter about bioethics, and MercatorNet. He also writes a bioethics column for Australasian Science and contributes occasional op-ed pieces to newspapers and websites in the US, UK and Australia.

mcook@mercatornet.com

Carolyn Moynihan – Deputy Editor

Carolyn Moynihan is a New Zealand journalist with a special interest in family issues. She began her working life as a secondary school teacher but always fancied the life of the scribe. Too late, she realised that the latter is even more work than teaching Shakespeare to 15-year-olds and the pay is generally less. Being a reluctant geek, she has never quite got over the surprise of finding herself the deputy editor of an online magazine — a pleasant sensation for the most part. She once wrote a book — the history of New Zealand’s own anti-porn movement in its heyday — for which she got mixed reviews and no awards. She lives in the country’s largest city, Auckland, which is three hours by plane from Sydney — the hub of MercatorNet — and too far for comfort from anywhere else of importance. Still, it is a very nice vantage point from which to meddle in the affairs of the world.

carolyn@mercatornet.com

Zac Alstin – Associate Editor

Zac Alstin is a writer, editor and stay-at-home dad to two marvellous children, in Adelaide, South Australia. His hobbies include martial arts, making things at home, and contemplating the underlying nature of reality itself. Being by turns contrarian and irenic, Zac has spent far too much time, or maybe not enough, both looking for answers and progressively discarding them. Zac is Associate Editor of MercatorNet. He also blogs at zacalstin.com

zac.alstin@mercatornet.com

Marcus Roberts – editor, Demography Is Destiny

Marcus Roberts was two years out of law school when he decided that practising law was no longer for him. He therefore went back to university and did his LLM while tutoring. He now teaches contract and torts law. Aside from law, his passions include reading (particularly philosophy, apologetics and history) and supporting the New Zealand cricket team (which counts as penance for a vast multitude of sins). But his primary passion is helping to look after his three children who are growing up too quickly!

marcus.roberts@mercatornet.com

Jennifer Minicus – editor, Reading Matters

Jennifer Minicus lives in New Jersey with her husband and son. A former French, Latin and mathematics teacher, Jennifer currently enjoys the responsibilities of a “domestic engineer”, particularly making jam and drinking coffee. She has been evaluating children’s literature since 2001 and conducts summer book clubs for elementary school students. Although her favorite place to read is the beach, she is more often seen with a book in school parking lots, doctors’ offices and little league baseball games.

jennifer.minicus@mercatornet.com