How the Boston Globe covered a hellish week

It’s been a week since a terror attack devastated the Boston Marathon and journalists at the Boston Globe were on top of the story across platforms all week long. In this post, Dan Zedek, AME/Design at the Boston Globe tells us a little bit about the effort that went into covering such a difficult story:

“It was a real team effort. I did the front page Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, Robert Davis did the front page Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Marc Lanctot and Robert Davis did the special section, Tim Flynn did Metro. We were trying to balance three distinct story lines: the firefight and manhunt, the eerie sight of a city under lockdown, and the emerging profile of the suspects. At one point, before the capture, the Metro front photo was the lead on page one. A team of Alvin Chang and Mike Workman kept the interactive timelines (one on the chase, one on the suspects’ lives) updated, while Chiqui Esteban, David Butler, James Abundis, and Kevin Golden did the massive map and timeline for print.”

Below are pages from each day of the Globe’s coverage.

(Warning: Some images from the scene may be considered graphic or difficult to view.)

DAY ONE:

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

DAY TWO:

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 16, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

DAY THREE:

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

 

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Thursday, April 18, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

DAY FOUR:

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Friday, April 19, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

DAY FIVE:

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Saturday, April 20, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

DAY SIX:

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

The Boston Globe on Sunday, April 21, 2013. (Click to view larger image)

(Kyle Ellis is a designer for CNN Digital in Atlanta and Digital Director for the Society for News Design.)