This blog is the logbook of The Goodness Project — a 365-day effort I launched on June 1, 2010.
My name is Diane Silver, and I’m an independent journalist on the morality beat. My mission is to understand and report all things moral as I seek to unravel the concept of goodness. I also write about political issues and climate change and have been published in Salon.com, The Progressive and Ms, among many other publications.
When I’m not committing journalism, I write grants and fundraising materials. I’ve published original research on the media in an academic journal and taught in the journalism schools of Michigan State University and the University of Kansas. I’ve even wandered in the wilderness of politics, working as a press secretary for a liberal Democratic candidate for Kansas governor and directing communications strategy for a gay rights campaign. I have a couple of college degrees, and a sordid past as a wire service desk editor, newspaper reporter and magazine editor.
All of this tells you everything about me and nothing. For the truly important stuff, you’re going to have to read this blog.