Digital Journalist

John R. Ellement

John R. Ellement is an on-line journalist with 30 years of experience covering breaking news and who continues to report on criminal justice issues in Massachusetts, his primary area of expertise at He was part of the Globe’s coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage in 2014. He has worked as the Globe’s primary state court reporter and covered the Boston police in the 1990s.

He frequently writes the Home Of The Week feature for the Globe’s Address section and He is a graduate of Northeastern University and has taught journalism courses at Boston University’s College of Communication.

Latest stories

A man battling addiction dies in jail, and his mother remembers and remembers

By Gal Tziperman Lotan , Globe Staff

Shayne Stilphen died after an arrest the morning of July 14. In a powerful display, his mother brought three poster boards filled with photos of him to the lobby of the Suffolk district attorney’s office, in an effort to get answers.

Home of the Week: For $899,000, a house with a dramatic staircase, grand ocean views

By , Globe Staff

The home has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Search the latest listings to rent or buy at

NH authorities investigating shooting death in Manchester, ‘suspicious’ deaths in Concord

By , Globe Staff

New Hampshire authorities are currently investigating the deaths of three people in what appear to be separate incidents in two major cities.

California man charged with killing child in Brockton in 2016

By , Globe Staff

Timy Jo Griffin, 24, of Long Beach, Calif., was ordered held without bail, prosecutors said.