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

Stephen M. Mindich, longtime Boston Phoenix owner and publisher, dies at 74

By , Globe Staff

Stephen Mindich battled pancreatic cancer for the last four years and passed away Wednesday night at hospice, his son said Thursday.

Clinton High School student arrested for making threats in school

By , Globe Staff

During a search of the student’s home after he was in custody, police recovered a .45-caliber handgun, ammunition, and $15,000 in cash.

Sex offender twice convicted of viewing child porn in Cambridge library will get new trial

By , Globe Staff

The man will get a third trial on the grounds that his defense lawyer was barred from knocking two people off his jury.

Catholic elementary school in Rockland to close at end of school year

By , Globe Staff

The Rev. James Hickey sent a letter to parents and staffers at Holy Family School.