David Rosenbaum was an award-winning American journalist and editor with the New York Times (1968-2005). He was best known for the Times feature, The Fine Print, in which he exposed hidden, perplexing or hypocritical aspects of legislation that was pending or had just passed.
His death helped focus attention on the woefully inadequate, indifferent and improper treatment offered by some Washington, D.C. paramedics and hospital emergency room workers.
Date and place of birth: March 1, 1942, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Date, time, place and cause of death: January 8, 2006, at 7:10 p.m., Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C. (Murdered - Head injuries sustained in a street robbery) *
Spouse: Virginia K. Rosenbaum
Son: Daniel Rosenbaum (a photographer with the Washington Times)
Daughter: Dorothy "Dottie" Rosenbaum
* A couple of sources erroneously report he died "January 7, 2006." In point of fact, David Rosenbaum died January 8, 2006, at 7:10 p.m., at Howard University Hospital, in Washington, D.C.