School of Communication & Journalism

Jay Sanders Film Series

The Jay Sanders Film Lecture with Travis Vogan
“ESPN and Film Culture”
Thursday, March 3 at 7:00p at the JCSM Auditorium

Jay Sanders Series Logo Jay Sanders logo The guest lecturer for the 2016 Jay Sanders Film Series was Dr. Travis Vogan (University of Iowa), who gave a talk entitled “ESPN and Film Culture.” Travis Vogan is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and the Department of American Studies at the University of Iowa. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of sports, film, media and culture. Vogan is the author of Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media (University of Illinois Press, 2014) and ESPN: The Making of a Sports Media Empire (University of Illinois Press, 2015).  Beyond his books, Vogan has published research in Convergence, Journal of Sport History, Communication & Sport, Popular Communication, The Moving Image, Digital Journalism, International Journal of Sport Communication, and other venues.  He is co-editor of the University of Illinois Press book series Studies in Sports Media and is currently serving as the Film, Media, and Museum Reviews editor for Journal of Sport History. The Lecture was held on Thursday, March 3 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum auditorium at 7:00 pm.  


Previous JSFS filmmakers:

  • John Pomeroy
    2015: John Pomeroy
  • Debbie Lum
    2014: Debbie Lum, “Seeking Asian Female”
  • Rick Goldsmith
    2013:  Rick Goldsmith, "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.” 

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Last Updated: October 04, 2016