Aaron Schaffer

I'm a researcher working on the Cybersecurity 202 and Technology 202 newsletters at The Washington Post. I'm also studying investigative journalism as a student in American University's Journalism and Public Affairs master's program.

I previously worked at Al-Monitor, a news organization covering the Middle East and North Africa, from 2016 to 2020. In 2020, I received a Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) for our newsletter on Middle East lobbying.

You can contact me via LinkedIn, Twitter, or email (aaron at aaronschaffer dot com).

Selected work

Here’s what happened when Rudolph Giuliani made his first appearance in federal court in nearly three decades
The Washington Post, Nov. 18, 2020

Federal judge allows Texas’s Harris County to count ballots cast via drive-through voting
The Washington Post, Nov. 3, 2020

Justice Department ordered Turkish TV station to register as foreign agent
Al-Monitor, March 19, 2020

Trump-linked lobbyist turns from Gulf Arabs to more toxic clients
Al-Monitor, Feb. 19, 2020

‘Pro bono’ lobbyists bet on regime change payday
Al-Monitor, Jan. 22, 2020

Middle East lobbyists pay op-ed writers to sell their message
Al-Monitor, Dec. 5, 2019

Read more of my work here.