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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Arnold Dornfeld  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1907 in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Arnold was a life long Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1926, the Chicago native began covering crime for the City Press Association, now City News. He remained at City News, now jointly owned by the Tribune and the Sun-Times, for 44 years. In 1956, he became the night city editor. He may be best known, however, for his fixation on accuracy."If your mother says she loves you," he often said, "check it out."


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Behind the Front Page: The Story of the City News Bureau of Chicago
ISBN: 0897330706

Academy Chicago Pub. 1983

Traces the history of the City News Bureau from its beginnings in 1881 to the present and describes the experiences of its reporters

Hello Sweetheart Get Me A Rewrite
ISBN: 0897332628

Academy Chicago Publishers. 1988

The fascinating, often hilarious, story of the world's oldest continuallyrunning news agency, training ground for hundreds of successful writers, among them Mike Royko, Seymour Hersh, Kurt Vonnegut and Charles MacArthur.