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 distorted map of Texas, under the caption "What's Missing From Historical Games?"
Newsy Staff / Jennifer SmartTech

Video Games Are Teaching Players Real (And Alternate) History

A rendering of what the R9X missile is thought to look like in its complete form.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

Tracking The 'Sword Bombs' Of America's Drone War

Newsy and Bellingcat spoke with multiple sources on the ground in Cameroon and in the diaspora.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartWorld

Cameroon's Conflict Puts Schools In The Crossfire

A screenshot of a mobile phone displaying the App Store version of the game "Among Us."
Newsy Staff / Jennifer SmartTech

Apple Trial Shows How Platforms Shape Mobile Games

Protests in Colombia's third-largest city, Cali, have turned deadly after police use live ammunition.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartWorld

Colombia Cracks Down On Protesters, With Violent Results

A drawing of a thief in the middle of an NFT auction
Newsy Staff / Jennifer SmartTech

NFT Art Auctions Have A Piracy Problem

An investigation into a clifftop massacre in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
Jennifer Smart / NewsyWorld

Shedding Light On A Clifftop Massacre In Ethiopia

A broken video game character stands in a T-pose shape.
CD Projekt Red / "Cyberpunk 2077"Tech

The Big Problems Behind Big-Budget Video Game Flops

The Freedom Singer
Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

The Freedom Singer

Rising Tides Create New Climate Migrants
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

Rising Tides

New technology has changed the way we meet.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartTech

Virtual Love

Tomorrow's War Could Be Waged By AI Weapons
Newsy / Kevin ClancyTech

Tomorrow's War

An animation of a video game player during coronavirus lockdown
Newsy / Jennifer SmartTech

How Video Games Can Help (Not Hurt) Mental Health

Less lethal munitions have been used by police departments all around the United States.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

Police Use Of 'Less-Lethal' Munitions Has Exploded

Trump supporters breached the Capitol
Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

How A Violent Mob Breached The Capitol

Yes To The Bless: Year One As A Millennial Nun
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiU.S.

Yes To The Bless: Year One As A Millennial Nun

North Korea showed off its largest ICBM during a military parade.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartPolitics

Visual Evidence From North Korean Parade Shows Expanding Arsenal

A screenshot from "Animal Crossing"
Newsy StaffTech

Political Outreach Enters The World Of 'Animal Crossing'

The Data That Shows We Still Don't 'Say Her Name'
Jennifer Smart / NewsyU.S.

The Data That Shows We Still Don't 'Say Her Name'

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

A virtual airplane in flight
Newsy StaffTech

AI Tech Changes How We See The World In 'Microsoft Flight Simulator'

Dungeons & Dragons has a reckoning on race
Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

Rethinking How 'Dungeons & Dragons' Handles Race

A video showing the explosion was filmed from just over a kilometre away.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartWorld

What Visual Evidence Tells Us About What Caused The Beirut Explosion

Early Release: From Prison To A Pandemic
Newsy / Alex WitkowiczSci/Health

Early Release: From Prison To A Pandemic

Newsy counted more than 50 uses of tear gas in 14 hours of livestream footage at Portland's protests.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

Tear Gas Use Was Limited In Portland. Then Federal Agents Showed Up

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