The well-known journalist and language critic Wolf Schneider is dead. He died in Starnberg on Friday, as his family announced on request. First, "sueddeutsche.de" reported.
Schneider, born in Erfurt, was 97 years old. Among other things, he headed the Henri Nannen School of Journalism in Hamburg and held leading positions at well-known German media houses. With his books like "German for professionals" he became known throughout Germany as an expert for language and style.
stern founder Henri Nannen brought him to Hamburg in 1966. Schneider first became the manager on duty, then the publishing manager, before moving to Springer in 1971. Among other things, he was editor-in-chief of "Welt" for 13 months.
Other sources: "Süddeutsche Zeitung", "Spiegel"