Globe investigations

A distinguished history of digging up the truth

Celebrating the Boston Globe's first Pulitzer Prize in 1966 were, from left (front row):  Bob Healy, Washington bureau chief, Tom Winship, editor; (back row) reporters Joseph M Harvey, Martin Nolan, Anson 'Bud' Smith, Richard Connolly, and editorial page editor Charles Whipple.

Globe File/1966

A short history of investigative reporting at the Boston Globe, which has played a defining role in the pages of the newspaper since the 1960s.


The Globe’s first Pulitzer

The Boston Globe won its first Pulitzer Prize ever in 1966 for a series of reports that derailed the nomination of Francis X. Morrissey for a federal judgeship.

Ongoing Globe investigations

// Patrick unveils overhaul for Bridgewater hospital

Governor Patrick proposed a dramatic increase in staff and a new facility where potentially violent patients could receive care.

Spotlight follow-up

// Notorious landlord has another problem to explain

Anwar Faisal has been operating a dormitory with possible structural issues and without a valid license.

Contact us

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Meet the reporters

// Globe investigative reporters

Background and contact information for the investigative journalists at The Boston Globe.

Previous Globe Investigations

Investigative reporting can take months, but the impact is often dramatic. Read recent reports below.


The Boston Marathon bombings


Coverage of two blasts that shook the city, killing 3 and injuring at least 170, and the ensuing manhunt resulting in the death of a MIT police officer, the death of one suspect, and the capture of another.

Justice in the Shadows

DEC. 9, 2012

A year-long Globe investigation reveals a US immigration system that has released thousands of potentially dangerous criminals to US streets.

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