What is Travis’s story?
My research and teaching focus on the intersections among sport, media, and U.S. culture. I am particularly interested in television, media industries and institutions, documentary, and the relationship between commerce and cultural value.
I am the author of Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media (University of Illinois Press), ESPN: The Making of the Sports Media Empire (University of Illinois Press), and ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of Network Sports Television (University of California Press)
My current book project, The Boxing Film: A Cultural and Transmedia History, is under contract with Rutgers University Press.
I have published articles in American Art, Film History, Convergence, Television & New Media, Popular Communication, Communication & Sport, Journal of Sport History, International Journal of Sport Communication, Journal of Sports Media, Digital Journalism, The Moving Image, and various edited collections.
Beyond my scholarship, I have served as a contributor to and source for national and global media outlets that include the New York Times, NPR’s Marketplace, The Guardian, Washington Post, Wired, and Deadspin.
I am currently serving as associate editor of the Journal of Sport History and co-editor of the University of Illinois Press book series Studies in Sports Media.
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- Sport and Media
- Media History and Culture
- Sport, Scandal, and Strategic Communication in Media Culture
- The Business of Sport Communication
- Sports Writing
- Media, Sport, and Entertainment (Graduate Seminar)
- The Cultural Industries and Cultural Studies (Graduate Seminar)
- Vogan, T. (forthcoming). Exhibiting Ali’s Super Fights: The contested politics and brief history of closed-circuit boxing broadcasts. Film History, 30(3)
- Vogan, T. (2018). ABC Sports: The rise and fall of network sports television. University of California Press.
- Vogan, T. (2018). Sport and leisure. In D. Dochuk and J. Podair (Eds.) History of the 20th Century United States (pp. 337-348). New York: Routledge
- Vogan, T. (2018). ESPN: Live sports, documentary prestige, and on-demand culture. In D. Johnson (Ed.) The New Television Industries: A Guide to Changing Channels (pp. 107-115). New York: Routledge.
- Schwartz, D. & Vogan, T. (2017) The Players Tribune: Self-branding and boundary work in digital sports media. Journal of Sports Media
- Vogan, T. (2017) Monday Night Football and the Racial Roots of the Network TV Event. Television & New Media
- Vogan, T. (2016). LeRoy Neiman and the art of network sports television. American Art
- Hagood, M. & Vogan, T. (2016). The 12th man: Sound, space, and fandom in the contemporary National Football League. Popular Communication
- Vogan, T. (2015). ESPN: The Making of A Sports Media Empire. University of Illinois Press.
- Vogan, T. (2014). Keepers of the Flame: NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media. University of Illinois Press.
- Burroughs, B. & Vogan T. (2015). Media industries and the sport scandal: Deadspin, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and the Manti Te’o hoax. International Journal of Sport Communication
- Vogan, T. (2014). Institutionalizing sport history in the contemporary sports television documentary. Journal of Sport History
- Vogan, T. & Dowling, D. (2014). Bill Simmons, Grantland.com, and ESPN’s corporate reinvention of literary sports writing online. Convergence.
- Dowling, D. & Vogan T. (2014). Can we ‘Snowfall’ this? Digital longform and the Race for the tablet market. Digital Journalism.
- Oates, T.P. & Vogan, T. (2014). The sporting paratext, reception, and the male domain in CBS’s ‘One Shining Moment.’ Communication & Sport
- Vogan, T. (2013). NFL Films and the art of selling football. Popular Communication
- Vogan, T. (2012). ESPN Films and the construction of prestige in contemporary sports television. International Journal of Sport Communication
- Vogan, T. (2010). Football’s wine cellar: The NFL Films archive. The Moving Image
- Vogan, T. (2010). Irrational power: Jack Johnson, prize fighting films, and documentary affect. Journal of Sport History
2015, First Place Faculty Paper, Sports Communication Interest Group. Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication