Jennifer Smart - Newsy

Jennifer Smart

Video Editor, Documentaries

Jennifer Smart is a video editor and motion graphics animator for the Newsy Documentaries team. Prior to joining Newsy in 2018, she was a junior editor in magazine video at National Geographic, specializing in animated explainers and motion graphics. She got her Bachelor of Arts in cinema and media studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

  Recent Work
A screenshot of Ellie from "The Last of Us: Part 2"
Naughty Dog / "The Last of Us: Part 2"Tech

Why Video Games Are Looking More Like Movies

There have been at least 100 police attack incidents involving the press.
Newsy / Associated PressU.S.

Breaking Down How Police Have Targeted Press During Protests

A screenshot from Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Newsy StaffSci/Health

How 'Animal Crossing' Became A Quarantine Cultural Phenomenon

An image of European nations connected to the far right network traveling to Greece
Newsy / Google EarthWorld

How One Greek Island Reveals Europe's Far-Right Nationalist Network

Here's How To Track The World When It Grinds To a Halt
Newsy / SkylineSci/Health

Here's How To Track The World When It Grinds To a Halt

Denver's 1918 'Double Hump' Shows Danger Of Ending Quarantine Too Soon
Newsy / Jennifer SmartSci/Health

Denver's 1918 'Double Hump' Shows Danger Of Ending Quarantine Too Soon

While US Expands Unemployment, Europe Holds Jobs In Place. Here's How.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartSci/Health

While US Expands Unemployment, Europe Holds Jobs In Place. Here's How.

Breaking Down The Disinformation Ecosystem Around Coronavirus
Newsy / Jennifer SmartWorld

Breaking Down The Disinformation Ecosystem Around Coronavirus

A Pandemic And A Parade: What 1918 Tells Us About Flattening The Curve
Newsy / Jennifer SmartSci/Health

A Pandemic And A Parade: What 1918 Tells Us About Flattening The Curve

How 'Social Distancing' Can Slow Coronavirus
Newsy / Jennifer SmartSci/Health

How 'Social Distancing' Can Slow Coronavirus

In this frame grab from video, Russian, Syrian and others gather next to a stuck American military convoy.
Associated Press 

How A Shootout In Syria Shows A Precarious Position For US Troops

Catfish Kingdom tells the story of how Ed Scott Jr. became a legend of the Mississippi Delta.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

Catfish Kingdom

Iran's record of asymmetrical warfare could inform what comes next in its tensions with the U.S.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartWorld

Iran Could Use Its Influence, Not Rockets, To Move Against U.S.

A Shot From Police Killed A Protester In Colombia. Here's How We Know.
Jennifer Smart / NewsyWorld

A Shot From Police Killed A Protester In Colombia. Here's How We Know.

How The Small Donor Boom Drives Millions To Credit Card Processors
Newsy / Jennifer SmartPolitics

How The Small Donor Boom Drives Millions To Credit Card Processors

Thousands of messages and usernames from the Iron March forum leaked online.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

We Found More Active Duty Military In Leaked Neo-Nazi Forum

Tear gas canisters fired directly at protestors have resulted in casualties
Newsy / Jennifer SmartWorld

'Non-Lethal' Crackdown On Protests Turns Deadly In Iraq

Open-source evidence places a Turkish-backed rebel group at the site of an extrajudicial killing in Syria.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartWorld

Video Evidence Sheds Light On Executions Near Turkey-Syria Border

US map of schools and oil/gas wells
Newsy / Jennifer SmartSci/Health

245,000 Kids Attend School Near Oil And Gas Production Across U.S.

Ghost forest near the Blackwater National Refuge
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiSci/Health

Ghost Forest: Dying trees show climate change's advance

An image of the Al Khamis market in Yemen before it was bombed by the Saudi-led coalition.
Google EarthWorld

Saudi Arabia's Air Strikes Are Killing Civilians With U.S. Weapons

Newsy / Kyle PyattSci/Health

'It's In Our Blood' — 1 Family's Story Living In An Oil/Gas Risk Zone

Newsy / Kyle PyattSci/Health

1.4 Million Live In High-Risk Zones Near Oil And Gas Production

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to voters in Iowa.
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiPolitics

Not Every Vote For President Counts The Same. Should That Change?

A new report from Newsy's partner Bellingcat reveals the identities of Russian-backed separatists linked to MH17's downing.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyWorld

Who Shot Down MH17? These Are The Rebels Linked To The Massacre

Gig worker Ryan Ha makes a delivery for DoorDash.
Newsy / Matt AnzurPolitics

The Gig Worker Dilemma: Flexibility, But Few Protections

Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks about her plan for student debt at a campaign event in Columbia, SC.
Newsy / Kyle PyattPolitics

Student Debt Is Reshaping Lives — And The Campaign Trail

A father holds a young baby.
Newsy / Kyle PyattU.S.

Maternity Deserts

A mother holds her newborn baby.
Newsy / Kyle PyattU.S.

Maternity Deserts (Trailer)

Homes lie in ruin across Mexico Beach, Florida.
Newsy / Kyle PyattU.S.

As Hurricane Michael Recovery Begins, Thousands Are Without Power