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. 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