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

Father suspected of killing son, then himself in Foxborough

By , and , Globe Staff

An Iraq War veteran who had recently been denied a gun license shot and killed his 6-year-old son before killing himself.

‘Jose is history’

By Danny McDonald and , Globe Staff

While the storm remained parked south-southeast of Nantucket Friday night, it was “slowly winding itself out of existence,” said one forecaster.

Family of boy who drowned at Carson Beach to sue city, mayor

By and , Globe Staff

The suit names Mayor Walsh, saying he, “in a grossly negligent manner, failed to order the implementation of the provisions of Christian’s Law.”

Online petition denounces decision to revoke Chelsea Manning’s Harvard fellowship

By , Globe Staff

An online petition supported by five Harvard graduates denouncing the decision to revoke Chelsea Manning’s fellowship has gained 15,000 signatures.