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Biz journalism legend Sloan has left Fortune

February 20, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Allan SloanAllan Sloan, considered one of the top business journalists of the past 50 years, has left Fortune magazine, where he was a senior editor at large.

A Fortune spokeswoman confirmed Friday to Talking Biz News that Sloan left at the end of 2014. His last piece appeared in the Dec. 22, 2014 issue. His bio still appears on the list of current Fortune staffers.

Sloan, however, has been continuing to write a column for the Washington Post since then that runs on Fridays.

Sloan did not respond immediately to a message left for him on Friday.

Before Fortune, Sloan was Newsweek’s Wall Street editor. Before his 12-year stint at Newsweek, he was a columnist at Newsday and also held positions at Forbes and Money, among other publications. He started his career with the Charlotte Observer in 1969.

Sloan is a seven-time winner of the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award, business journalism’s highest honor. He has received Loeb awards in four different decades in four different categories for five different employers.

He has won numerous other awards and honors during his 40-year business-journalism career. In 2001 he received both the Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He was named Talking Biz News Business Journalist of the Decade for the first decade of the 21st century.

Sloan received a B.A. from Brooklyn College and an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School.



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