Ad Astrum is the blog of Derek Donovan, The Kansas City Star’s public editor.  It's a place for you to share your thoughts about how The Star and cover the news.


Derek has been with the paper since 1995, and he's also director of research and information. He contributes occasional reviews and features to the Features sections as well. The emphasis here is always on fairness and accuracy, but all sorts of other topics will come to the forefront, of course.


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By the way, the meaning of Ad Astrum: It's Latin for "to the star." Appropriate, no?