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Ars Technica editorial appointments announced

Glyn Moody, Mark Walton and Cathleen O’Grady all join the Ars Technica UK editorial team, it was announced yesterday by S.I. Newhouse IV, Ars Technica’s UK Business Director.

They will report to Senior Editor of Ars Technica UK, Sebastian Anthony.

Glyn Moody is named Contributing Policy Editor. An expert on open source, digital rights/policy and copyright, Glyn has pioneered coverage of the Internet and digital policy, writing for publications including Wired, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Economist and New Scientist. He is also author of Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution, the first and only detailed history of the birth and rise of free software.

Mark Walton is appointed Gaming and Hardware Editor. Mark joins from CBSi where he has been since 2007, most recently as Senior Writer at GameSpot where he has covered games and hardware for the last 5 years.

Cathleen O’Grady is named Science Reporter. A science journalist with an academic background in evolutionary linguistics, Cathleen has written for publications including IT Web, SciDev, The Skinny and Bitch magazine.

S.I Newhouse IV, Business Director of Ars Technica UK comments, “These new appointments will reinforce Ars Technica’s leading editorial coverage across the key areas of digital policy, technology, and science, while at the same time extending Ars Technica’s authority into the UK and European market.”

Sebastian Anthony, Senior Editor of Ars Technica UK adds, “The addition of Mark, Cathleen, and Glyn to the team will ensure that Ars Technica lands in the UK with a splash. They will allow us to report on the confluence of science, technology, policy and culture here in Britain and beyond, while remaining true to Ars Technica’s legacy of producing must-read content for readers with a thirst for knowledge."

Ars Technica UK – the name is Latin-derived for ‘the art of technology’ – will specialise in news and reviews, deep analysis of technology trends, and expert advice on everything from the fundamental to the inspirational. A leader in longform conversational media, the site will also host a significant online community, says Condé Nast.