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John Hancock

Senior Newsroom Developer


John Hancock is a senior newsroom developer for the Boston Globe. He has worked at the Globe for three years, designing and developing apps for some of the newsroom’s most ambitious digital storytelling. Additionally, John has published data reporting and visualizations on various subjects, including sports, weather, climate change, health, and infrastructure.

In 2022, John was part of a team that produced Kate Price Remembers Something Terrible, which won an Online Journalism Award for Large Newsroom Features, was awarded a Silver Medal for photography design by The Society of News Design, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Over his career, John has won more than 20 Awards of Excellence from The Society of News Design, including for his work on Visualizing Zdeno Chara’s stats, Explore each of David Ortiz’s 558 career home runs, How to Play the Country Club in Brookline, and The Lobster Trap.

Previously, John worked at The Dallas Morning News for 17 years, first as a designer for The News’ sport section, SportsDay, then as a designer and developer for the product team. In his final three years at The News, John was the editor of Interactives and Data, overseeing such projects as Swish 41, Pain and Profit, and Standoff.