Editor, Emerging Media

Scott Helman

Scott Helman has been a staff writer and editor at The Boston Globe since 2000, including stints as a magazine writer, Spotlight Team reporter, political editor, national political reporter, multimedia producer, and assistant Metro editor. Most recently he was editor and director of Globe Live, a live storytelling event at Boston’s Paramount Center in May 2017. He was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting, alongside a team of journalists who investigated the breakdown of the Massachusetts mental health care system. He is also co-author of two books, The Real Romney and Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice.

Latest stories

Perspective | Magazine

Elected officials need to remember who they’re really working for

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In the federal government and here in Massachusetts, legislators seem to forget they must answer to the public.

Spotlight Follow-Up

Governor Baker’s quiet approach to the mental health crisis draws criticism

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The governor has proposed measures to help people with mental illness, but he has declined to speak publicly about the crisis.

Spotlight Follow-up

A depleted state system fails many with serious mental illness

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People with mental illness under the supervision of the Department of Mental Health have endangered themselves or others recently, including one who died.

Perspective | Magazine

Dear civil servants: Keep it up. No, really.

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For years you’ve been a punch line. But now, my friends, you are the most important people in America.