Arthur L. Moore, 71, a former director of McGraw-Hill World News in New York and Washington, died Jan. 9 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.

Since retiring in 1970, he had lived in Mineral, Va. He was a former resident of Alexandria for many years.

Mr. Moore joined McGraw-Hill as a researcher and analyst in 1947 and was named senior correspondent for economic policy for McGraw-Hill World News in Washington in 1951.

He became chief correspondent of the Washington bureau in 1965, and was named director of McGraw-Hill World News in 1967.

A graduate of Grinnell College, Mr. Moore had worked as a reporter for the San Francisco News and had been city editor, news editor and managing editor of the San Diego Sun.

He had been editor of The Daily Pantagraph in Bloomington, Ill., and The Prairie Farmer in Chicago before joining McGraw-Hill.

He was the author of two books, "The Farmer and the Rest of Us" and "Underemployment in American Agriculture: A Problem in Economic Development."

He is survived by his wife, Ann Armstrong Moore, of the home in Mineral; three daughters, Julie Morley, of Winnetka, Ill., Molly Walbaum, of West Lafayette, Ind., and Susan Rodgers, of Northbrook, Ill.; a brother, James, of Decatur, Ill.; a sister Laura Ammons, of California, and seven grandchildren.