About: Jeff Nilsson

Jeff Nilsson Jeff Nilsson is the director of Post archives and a website editor. He is a specialist in American History, with graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, University of New Mexico, and Eastern Michigan University. He writes our website's weekly Retrospective feature, and is directing the program of digitally converting the magazine's 190 years of issues.

Posts by Jeff Nilsson:

Chambersburg
Scrambling for Troops

The news of the Confederates’ invasion inspired Philadelphia, panicked Harrisburg, and brought renewed attention to the draft.... More

President Obama
The Presidents and the Press

In light of the recent seizure of AP journalists' phone records, we examine more than 100 years of Post articles that reflect the changing relationship... More

Helix
Playing God with Human DNA

The Post’s early coverage of Watson and Crick's extraordinary discovery shows that, even then, there were concerns about the dangers of manipulating DNA—the basic building... More

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