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

For first time, state’s highest court extends right to privacy to cellphone location data

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The Supreme Judicial Court said state protections against unwarranted and excessive government intrusion into personal lives must be continuously updated to match technological innovations.

Judge temporarily blocks release of Robert Kraft spa video

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A judge agreed with the Patriots owner and issued a protective order that prevents the videos being released to the Globe and other news organizations as would routinely occur under Florida law.

Man shot by State Police trooper after he displayed firearm ordered held pending dangerousness hearing

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The man shot by a State Police trooper in Brockton Saturday while allegedly armed with a firearm was arraigned in his room at a Boston hospital Monday.

Convicted killer fails in bid to see personnel file of pathologist who autopsied his wife

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The state’s high court said Emory Snell Jr. did not use the right legal avenue when he turned to the courts after the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner refused to turn over a doctor’s personnel file after being ordered to do so.