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The 2016 Jay Sanders film lecture will be held on Thursday, March 3 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum auditorium at 7 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

This year’s speaker is Travis Vogan, who will give a talk titled “ESPN and Film Culture.” Vogan will also guest lecture in three classes in the School of Communication and Journalism, located in the College of Liberal Arts.

Travis Vogan is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and 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” and “ESPN: The Making of a Sports Media Empire.” Beyond his books, Vogan has published research in Convergence, Journal of Sport History, Communication and 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.

Vogan’s visit is sponsored by the School of Communication and Journalism and the Jule Collins Smith Museum.
For more information, contact Andrea Kelley at