Rosenfeld, Arnold 1933-2005
ROSENFELD, Arnold 1933-2005
(Arnold Solomon Rosenfeld)
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born April 18, 1933, in New York, NY; died of complications from cancer July 1, 2005, in Atlanta, GA. Journalist, editor, and author. Rosenfeld was a retired journalist who had been an editor at such newspapers as the Dayton Daily News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was a student at the University of Houston in 1951 when he decided to join the U.S. Army. His service lasted until 1953, during which time he spent a year and a half in Korea. Returning home, he wrote for the Houston Post through the mid-1960s, then joined the staff of the Detroit Free Press's magazine section in 1967 as an associate editor. He was promoted to editor the next year, before moving on to the Dayton Daily News as its managing editor and ultimately editor of the Dayton Daily News and Journal Herald through the early 1980s. While in Dayton, Rosenfeld was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his columns. Returning to Texas, he was hired as editor of the Austin American-Statesman in 1984. He moved once more, this time to Atlanta to be the editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from 1988 to 1989. Promoted to editor-in-chief of Cox Enterprises, he spent the last years of his career in charge of a chain of papers that included the Journal-Constitution, until his retirement in 2000. Of Jewish descent, Rosenfeld was concerned about religious and minority affairs; in addition to his newspaper work, he served on the board of the National Conference of Christians and Jews and was director of The Temple in Atlanta from 1994 to 1998. He was the editor of A Thomason Sketchbook (1969).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 2, 2005, p. E4.
Austin American-Statesman, July 2, 2005, p. A1.
Dayton Daily News, July 2, 2005, p. A1.
Washington Post, July 3, 2005, p. C8.