Paul Josef Raue is journalist and non-fiction writer. He has been chief editor of several newspapers. Till August 2015 he worked for the “Thüringer Allgemeine” before he got retired.
After he had studied philosophy, Paul-Josef Raue started an apprenticeship at the school for journalism in Hamburg. Raue has been correspondent and chief editor of “Oberhessische Presse” before he founded “Eisenacher Presse”, which was the first daily newspaper for whole Germany after the war. That newspaper was an offshoot of “Mitteldeutsche Allgemeine” which later on became part of “Thüringische Landeszeitung” (TLZ). From 1996 till 1997 Raue was chief editor of “Frankfurter Neue Presse” (FNP). In 1000 he was one of the founders of “Econy”, which later on became known as “brand eins”. From 1999 on Raue was chief editor at “Magdeburger Volksstimme” until he became chief editor of “Braunschweiger Zeitung” (BZ) in 2001. In 2009 he switched to “Thüringer Allgemeine” as chief editor.
Together with Wolf Schneider, the former director of the journalism school Raue has been visiting, Paul-Josef Raue wrote “Das neue Handbuch des Journalismus”, which became an important reference book for journalists. For many years Raue has also been a part-time teacher.