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Andrew Shafer


Andrew Shafer is a videographer who collaborates with his Newsy colleagues to tell visually enticing national and international stories. He began his career freelancing in the film industry and running live newscasts for KSHB in his hometown of Kansas City. Since coming to Newsy, Andrew has produced some of his own stories and hopes to tell more, especially those revolving around the film and craft beer industries.

  Recent Work
Harry Potter collectibles by Funko.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferBusiness

Brick-And-Mortar Stores Are Still Vital — To The Collectibles Industry

Swelling Numbers Of Migrants Overwhelm Southern Border Crossings
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Lawyers Say Migrants Don't 'Skip' Court — They're Just Not Notified

Netflix CEO in front of world map.
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Can New Streaming Platforms Catch Up With Netflix's Global Dominance

Posters for "Friends" and "The Office"
NBC / "Friends," NBC / "The Office"Tech

Streaming Companies Are Betting Big With Your Favorite Sitcoms

"The Witcher" promotional image
Netflix / "The Witcher"Entertainment

What New Shows Can Replicate The Success Of 'Game Of Thrones'?

A CBS All Access banner at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con
Newsy / Andrew ShaferEntertainment

The 'Streaming Wars' Are Heating Up At San Diego Comic-Con

Deja Abdul-Haqq discussing HIV in Jackson, Mississippi
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

HIV In The Deep South: The Fix

Dr. Leandro Mena and Cody LaGrow discussing HIV in Jackson, Mississippi
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

HIV In The Deep South: The Doctors

A pregnant woman
Andrew Seaman / CC by ND-2.0Sci/Health

How A Blood Test Could Detect PTSD In Pregnant Women

R. Kelly walking into Chicago's Leighton Criminal Court building
Getty Images / Nuccio DiNuzzoU.S.

Jim DeRogatis Says You Can't Separate Art From Artist With R. Kelly

Jackie Wilson discussing HIV in Jackson, Mississippi
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

HIV In The Deep South: The Overlooked

Cody LaGrow talking to Obie McNair about HIV in Jackson, Mississippi
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

HIV In The Deep South: The Big Problem

Deja Abdul-Haqq discussing HIV/AIDS on the radio in Jackson, Mississippi
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

HIV In The Deep South: The Stigma

Andrew Shafer / NewsyEntertainment

What Happens If The Entertainment Industry Leaves Georgia?

A busy city street

Smart Cities Invest More Money And Tech To Combat Climate Change

A woman braids another woman's hair.
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

Should Black Hair Braiders Be Licensed Professionals?

Isabella Johnson leads a climate strike in Chicago

Youth Activism Leads Push For Climate Change Action

E-bikes are one form of alternative mobility that experts say consumers need to buy into.
Andrew Shafer / NewsyU.S.

Micro-Transit Could Improve Cities — But Consumers Have To Want It

Experts say green infrastructure saves money and does more for the community.
Andrew Shafer / NewsyU.S.

Green Infrastructure Does More Than Handle City Rainwater

Jerome Davis holds the keys to his car that was impounded by the city of Chicago
Newsy / Andrew SchaferU.S.

Innocent Owners Fight To Get Their Seized Property Back

Apple watches have taken over in the age of wearable technology.
Getty ImagesTech

How Far Can Wearable Technology Go?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduce the Green New Deal
Getty ImagesU.S.

Democrats Walk Tightrope With Green New Deal

Mai Kakish and Abeer Najjar, two Arab women chefs who helped spearhead #AprilIsForArabFood
Andrew ShaferU.S.

How Two Arab Women Chefs Are Celebrating #AprilIsForArabFood

Adoptive parents
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

What It's Like For A Mother With A Disability To Adopt A Child

Ultrasound photos
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

One Mom-To-Be's Journey Through Pregnancy With A Disability

Disability rights activist at an event
Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

This Group Is Taking On Sexual Violence In The Disability Community

Ashley Holt sits down with Hailey Shannon who started sober curious after facing her own journey with alcohol issues.

Sober Curious Is A New Movement You Might Want To Consider Joining

Newsy / Andrew ShaferU.S.

Sex, Love And Dating With A Disability

Pro-Palestinian protesters
Getty ImagesPolitics

Young Progressives Are Increasingly Critical Of Israel. Here's Why.

Clemantine Wamariya, Rwanda genocide survivor and author of "The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After"
Julia ZavePolitics

This Author Fled The Rwandan Genocide And Survived To Tell Her Story