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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CVS agrees to buy health insurer Aetna for $69 billion | The Knife Media
U.S. pharmacy company CVS Health Corp. announced on Sunday that it had entered an agreement to purchase health insurer Aetna Inc. for roughly $69 billion. CVS would purchase...
Man stabs 2 people, drives into 6 in Queens, NY; 1 dies at scene | The Knife Media
One person was killed when a man stabbed two people and then drove a vehicle into 6 pedestrians on a sidewalk in Queens, New York, early Sunday morning. The incident occurred...
The Senate GOP bill at a glance | The Knife Media
In our analysis of the Senate tax bill coverage, we noted that the media mixed the facts with a lot of spin, likely making it more difficult for people to understand how the...
Trump tweets about Flynn guilty plea, FBI investigations | The Knife Media
Over the weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation...
What do the GOP, horses and the eleventh hour have in common? Apparently, your taxes. | The Knife...
US Senate passes GOP tax reform bill on Saturday The U.S. Senate passed its version of a Republican-authored tax reform bill at 1:36 a.m. Saturday by a vote of 51-49. All...
Fighting continues in Yemen's capital between former allied groups | The Knife Media
Bombings and sporadic gunfire continued in Yemen's capital city of Sanaa for the fifth day on Sunday, as Houthi rebels fought forces who support former president Ali Abdullah...
What do the GOP, horses and the eleventh hour have in common? Apparently, your taxes. | The Knife...
US Senate passes GOP tax reform bill on Saturday The U.S. Senate passed its version of a Republican-authored tax reform bill at 1:36 a.m. Saturday by a vote of 51-49. All...
Tillerson is still secretary of state. So why the drama? | The Knife Media
Trump denies that White House plans to remove Tillerson as secretary of state U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that reports that Rex Tillerson would be fired as...
US Senate suspends vote on tax bill until Friday | The Knife Media
The U.S. Senate postponed voting on its tax reform bill until Friday morning at 11:00 am, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday night. On Wednesday, the Senate...
Shell UK announces 22% gender pay difference | The Knife Media
Royal Dutch Shell PLC's U.K. business reported Thursday that the average hourly pay of all its male employees was 22.2 percent higher than the average hourly pay of all its...
Ukrainian man detonates two grenades during trial for son's murder; kills 2, injures 9 | The...
A Ukrainian man detonated two hand grenades in a courtroom in Nikopol, Ukraine, on Thursday, killing himself and one of the defendants, and injuring nine others. According to...
Undocumented Mexican immigrant Garcia Zarate acquitted of murder | The Knife Media
On Thursday, a San Francisco jury found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate not guilty of all charges in the death of 32-year-old Kate Steinle. Garcia Zarate is an undocumented Mexican...
Follow-up coverage of Matt Lauer's dismissal: Objection, irrelevant. | The Knife Media
NBC 'Today' co-anchor Matt Lauer dismissed over alleged 'inappropriate sexual behavior' On Wednesday, NBC News said it had fired co-anchor Matt Lauer after a female colleague...
Argentine navy announces end to 'rescue mission' phase of search for missing sub | The Knife Media
The Argentine navy said on Thursday that it had ended its "rescue mission" for 44 crew members aboard a submarine that went missing off the coast of Patagonia on Nov. 15. The...
Israel bombs Gaza targets after mortar attack | The Knife Media
Israeli airplanes bombed six targets in Gaza on Thursday after Palestinian militants fired about 12 mortars at Israeli forces, according to the Israeli army. The Israeli forces...
Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald resigns | The Knife Media
Irish Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald announced Tuesday she was resigning, preventing a potential snap election. Opposition parties had asked she resign over her lack...
GOP tax reform bill passes procedural vote in US Senate | The Knife Media
U.S. Senate lawmakers voted 52-48 on a "motion to proceed" on the proposed GOP tax bill Wednesday, starting 20 hours of formal debate and amendment before the bill comes to the...
Zimbabwe's president announces 3-month amnesty for return of funds illegally kept abroad | The...
On Tuesday, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that Zimbabwean individuals and companies would have a three-month amnesty period to return public funds that have...
Russia announces 'demographic policy,' subsidies for families with children | The Knife Media
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets announced a new measure for Russian families on Wednesday. She said the government will spend 500 billion rubles (8.6 billion) over...
A brief timeline of North Korean missile and nuclear development | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, which was confirmed by U.S., South Korean, Japanese and North Korean sources. The country has a history...
How to de-spin the North Korea coverage | The Knife Media
North Korea fires intercontinental ballistic missile Early Wednesday, North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. Japanese government officials said the missile...
NBC 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer terminated over alleged 'inappropriate sexual behavior' | The...
On Wednesday, NBC News said it fired "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer after a female colleague filed a complaint on Monday accusing him of "inappropriate sexual behavior in the...
UN 'welcomes' Libya's decision to create refugee, migrant transit and departure facility | The...
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced Wednesday that it "welcomes" a decision by Libyan authorities to create a transit and departure facility in Libya's...
Former Bosnian Croat commander dies after drinking poison in court hearing | The Knife Media
Upon hearing a 20-year sentence upheld in a U.N. court on Wednesday, Slobodan Praljak, a former ex-commander of the Bosnian Croat forces, drank liquid from a bottle he said was...
Former Catalan officials petition Supreme Court for release from prison | The Knife Media
Catalonia's former Vice President Oriol Junqueras and three former ministers have petitioned Spain's Supreme Court to be released from jail, stating they will respect Madrid's...
Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce to develop a hybrid plane | The Knife Media
Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday they have formed a partnership to develop a hybrid passenger plane. The proposed plane will have three conventional jet engines...
Did the New York Times 'normalize' hate? | The Knife Media
Media outlets, others criticize The New York Times' white nationalist profile Media outlets on Monday criticized The New York Times' profile of a white nationalist, saying the...
North Korea fires intercontinental ballistic missile | The Knife Media
Early Wednesday, North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. Japanese government officials said the missile flew for about 50 minutes and the Pentagon said it had...
Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald resigns | The Knife Media
Irish Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald announced Tuesday she was resigning, preventing a potential snap election. Opposition parties had asked she resign over her lack...

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