Frank Suplie

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Frank Suplie (born August 28, 1956 - † August 6, 2002 ) was a German journalist .

After graduating from the Bismarck School in Elmshorn , Suplie studied English and sports and was involved in local politics in the SPD local association as a press spokesman. After working as a freelancer for various media, including the Hamburger Abendblatt , the Pinneberger Zeitung and the Hamburger Rundschau , Frank Suplie first became head of the Hamburg editorial team in 1994 and succeeded Franz Müntefering as editor-in-chief of the SPD party organ Vorwärts in April 1997 . At the same time he also acted as managing director of Vorwärts Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH in Berlin . Together with the publishing clerk Jens Berendsen, who also comes from Elmshorn, he fundamentally revised the concept of the monthly membership newspaper and was able to book an increase in readers from 0.8 million to 1.2 million per issue within two years. After differences with the SPD party leadership over a cooperation at publishing level with the PDS , Suplie left the Vorwärts editorial team in 2002 and worked again as a freelance journalist.

Frank Suplie lived with his wife in Seester until his death . Suplie died on August 6, 2002 as a result of a motorcycle accident near Berlin.

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  1. Article with death report from August 10, 2002, online archive Hamburger Abendblatt

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