David Rosenbaum (journalist)
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|David E. Rosenbaum|
March 1, 1942|
|Died||January 8, 2006
(aged 63) 7:10 p.m.|
Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
|Education||Columbia University master's degree in journalism 1965|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College bachelor's degree 1963|
|Employer||New York Times|
|Known for||New York Times feature "The Fine Print", in which he exposed hidden, perplexing or hypocritical aspects of recent or pending legislation|
|Home town||Tampa, Florida|
|Spouse(s)||Virginia K. Rosenbaum|
Dorothy "Dottie" Rosenbaum
Rosenbaum earned his Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of the Kappa Kappa Kappa local fraternity. After his education, Rosenbaum worked for a number of publications including the St. Petersburg Times and the Congressional Quarterly. He worked for the New York Times for thirty-five years beginning in 1968. Throughout his career, he worked at as a chief correspondent for many departments at the newspaper, including Congressional, domestic policy, economics, and business. He also worked as assistant news editor for the newspaper. Rosenbaum also submitted the popular feature "The Fine Print" which dissected pending policies and legislation. In 1991, he received the Polk Award for his coverage of the 1990 tax hike by then President George H. W. Bush.
Rosenbaum died on January 8, 2006 from a brain injury caused by a blow to the head during a robbery on January 6 near his Washington, D.C. home. Ambulance and emergency room personnel mistakenly thought him intoxicated, and delayed his treatment.
On January 12, 2006 a man named Michael Hamlin turned himself in to authorities and confessed to the robbery. Hamlin agreed to testify against his cousin, Percey Jordan. Both men were convicted and are in prison.
A report by the D.C. inspector general's office dated June 16, 2006, sharply rebuked the city's fire and emergency medical services department, the police and Howard University Hospital for failing to respond properly after the fatal assault. The Rosenbaum family agreed to forgo a suit against the city in exchange for the creation of a task force to improve emergency services. His widow, Virginia Rosenbaum, died of cancer only five months later.
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- Lengel, Allan; Del Quentin Wilber (January 19, 2006). "D.C. to Probe EMS Response To Fatal Attack". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
- "Report Faults Response to Assault". The Washington Post. January 16, 2006. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
- Summary of IG Investigation
- David Rosenbaum profile at Internet Accuracy Project
- Milk, Leslie; Ellen Ryan (January 1, 2008). "Washingtonians of the Year 2007: The Rosenbaums". Washingtonian.