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W&L Presents Axios Co-Founder Mike Allen ’86 Allen will give a public talk on the W&L campus on Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.

Mike Allen ’86, co-founder of Axios, will give a public talk followed by a book signing at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater. This event is free, and registration is not required.

Allen will speak about “Smart Brevity: The Power of Saying More with Less,” the book he co-authored with fellow Axios co-founders Jim VandeHei and Roy Schwartz.

“Smart Brevity” teaches readers how to say more with less in virtually any format. It also contains communications lessons from the authors’ decades of experience in media, business and communications.

Allen writes the Axios Daily Essentials newsletters, Axios AM, Axios PM and Axios Finish Line. He was also an executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning docu-news series, “Axios on HBO.”

A co-founder of Politico, Allen created Politico Playbook and helped build the company for its first decade. He has been named several times to Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” list. He is also an alumnus of TIME, The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He is from Orange County, California, and graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1986.

Read more about Allen and “Smart Brevity” here.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Alumni and Career Services at W&L and the Washington and Lee University Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.

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