Roger Domeneghetti is a lecturer in journalism at Northumbria University and author of the critically acclaimed 'From the Back Page to the Front Room: Football's Journey Through the English Media'. The book, which was published in 2014 by Ockley Books, was described as a 'tour de force' by the Independent on Sunday and shortlisted for the 2015 Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History. It traces the relationship between football and the media from pre-modern days to the digital era and includes exclusive interviews with a range of key figures from the worlds of football and the media including Greg Dyke, Henry Winter, Jacqui Oatley and Jonathan Wilson.
Further praise for From the Back Page to the Front Room:
Witty, Masterful and intelligent...
deserves to be the standard text on the subject” - The New Statesman
“A terrific piece of work” - Roy Greenslade, The Guardian
“Hugely enjoyable and impressively researched...
a terrific tour de force”
Independent on Sunday
“Outstandingly readable” - Paddy Barclay
“Exhaustively well-researched” - When Saturday Comes
“An unrivalled account...
both informative and compelling” - Philosophy Football
“A study of tremendous readability and depth” - The International Journal
of the History of Sport
When not teaching and writing, Roger is the Morning Star’s North East football correspondent covering the trials and tribulations of Newcastle United, Sunderland and Middlesbrough. He was worked as a journalist since the late 1990s when he was part of the team that set up sportinglife.com he has also worked for the Daily Star Sunday and the Sunday Sun. He lives in Durham with his family and Bella the cat.