Jens Erik Gould

Editor in Chief of The Knife Media

Jens Erik Gould is editor in chief and co-developer of The Knife Media. He oversees a team of 20 writers and analysts who offer news without spin and rate media outlets for level of objectivity.

Previously, he was correspondent at Bloomberg News, covering Mexico’s economy and drug war. He has also reported for TIME Magazine from Los Angeles and from Caracas, Venezuela for The New York Times, National Public Radio and Platts. The beats Jens Gould has covered have ranged from politics to the economy, from sports to music. He has reported from Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Vietnam, Honduras, the U.S. and other countries.

Originally from Los Angeles, Jens Erik Gould is also creator, producer and host of the documentary series Bravery Tapes, which tells stories of human struggle and courage. He graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan, has earned a Fulbright scholarship and has received two Pulitzer Center grants for reporting.

The Knife Media uses a proprietary process to strip the news of spin and offer readers the unaltered facts for any story. The company also uses its process to analyze other media outlets and teach readers about how they distort information, so people can be better informed and build their critical thinking muscles as they read the news.

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US employment increases by 164,000 jobs in April; unemployment rate decreases to 3.9% | The Knife...

In April, the U.S. unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, and nonfarm payroll employment increased by 164,000 jobs, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics....

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US employment increases by 164,000 jobs in April; unemployment rate decreases to 3.9% | The Knife...

In April, the U.S. unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, and nonfarm payroll employment increased by 164,000 jobs, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics....

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Trump gives speech at annual NRA convention | The Knife Media

President Donald Trump gave a speech at the National Rifle Association's (NRA) annual convention in Dallas on Friday. Trump spoke for 45 minutes on a range of topics, including...

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A brief look at the life and language of Kanye West | The Knife Media

Kanye West recently made headlines for tweeting his support for Donald Trump and saying "slavery for 400 years" "sounds like a choice." Here's an overview of his life,...

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Giuliani says Trump did not know 'specifics' of payments to Cohen, Clifford | The Knife Media

On Fox News' "Hannity" show on Wednesday, one of Trump's attorneys, Rudy Giuliani, spoke about several topics including a $130,000 payment by Trump attorney Michael Cohen to...

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The media mocking of Kanye West | The Knife Media

Let's start with a disclaimer. The purpose of this analysis is not to defend Kanye West or his recent comments. It's not to support slavery or suggest African-Americans chose to...

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Dropbox IPO: shares rise 35% in first day of trading | The Knife Media

The initial public offering (IPO) for online file sharing and storage company Dropbox Inc. took place Friday, with shares priced late Thursday at $21 and rising 35.6 percent to...

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At least 108 dead, 360 injured from winds, dust storms in India | The Knife Media

Winds of up to at least 78 mph (126 km/h) in northern India caused dust storms that killed at least 97 people and injured at least 360 since Wednesday. Jaipur District...

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Sessions fires McCabe from FBI; Mueller has McCabe memos on Trump, Comey meetings, AP says | The...

On Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, less than two days before he was planning to retire. Sessions said he fired McCabe...

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Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2018 (Update) | The Knife Media

President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday after it had passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday and the Senate on Friday. The bill passed...

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Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano erupts, residents evacuated | The Knife Media

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii erupted near the town of Pahoa on Thursday afternoon, and 1,500 residents were under mandatory evacuation orders to leave...

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At least 31 killed, 65 injured in suicide bomb attack near Kabul shrine | The Knife Media

A suicide bomber set off an explosion near a shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people and injuring at least 65. People had gathered near the Sakhi...

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Vladimir Putin wins fourth term in Russian presidential election | The Knife Media

Russian President Vladimir Putin, 65, won the country's presidential election on Sunday for a fourth term as president, receiving 76.66 percent of the votes cast, according to...

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US proposes $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese products; China then announces planned tariffs |...

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Thursday instructing the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to consider increased tariffs on Chinese goods,...

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The dramatic and myopic coverage of the Theranos settlement | The Knife Media

SEC charges Theranos and CEO Elizabeth Holmes with fraud The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced charges of fraud against health technology company Theranos and its...

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Examining the fear-inspiring spin in the Austin bombings coverage | The Knife Media

Suspected bomber in Austin is identified, killed in self-detonated explosion during confrontation with police Austin police said the person suspected of setting up or shipping a...

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Suspected bomber in Austin is identified, killed in self-detonated explosion during confrontation...

Austin police said the person suspected of setting up or shipping a total of six bombs in Austin and the surrounding areas over the past month is now dead. Austin's interim...

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Implications of wrongdoing in the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica coverage | The Knife Media

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica, SCL, says data shared with third parties violated platform policies In a March 16 statement, Facebook announced it was suspending the...

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Fed raises interest rates a quarter point, increases 2018 GDP forecast to 2.7 | The Knife Media

The U.S. Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it had increased the federal funds rate by a quarter percentage point to a recommended range of 1.5 to 1.75 percent. "The...