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.

Portfolio

Trump gives first State of the Union address | The Knife Media
U.S. President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. During his 80-minute speech, Trump discussed infrastructure investment, immigration and...
Paris' Seine River floods, reaches highest level in 50 years | The Knife Media
Rainfall in Paris caused the Seine River to reach a maximum height of 19 feet, 2 inches (5.84 meters) on Monday, the flood monitoring agency Vigicrues reported. The agency added...
Hong Kong to ban all sales of ivory by 2021 | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, Hong Kong's Legislative Council voted 49-4 to ban all ivory sales by 2021. Only "antique" ivory, acquired before the 1970s, had been legal for sale in Hong Kong...
The coverage of Wynn's resignation: An example of implied guilt and added drama | The Knife Media
Steve Wynn resigned as the Republican National Congress (RNC) finance committee chairman on Saturday. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel confirmed the resignation. Wynn's...
Paris' Seine River floods, reaches highest level in 50 years | The Knife Media
Rainfall in Paris caused the Seine River to reach a maximum height of 19 feet, 2 inches (5.84 meters) on Monday, the flood monitoring agency Vigicrues reported. The agency added...
UK Channel 4 interviews Jordan Peterson; presenter receives online threats | The Knife Media
On Jan. 16, British Channel 4 News journalist Cathy Newman interviewed Canadian clinical psychologist and University of Toronto professor Jordan B. Peterson. During the...
South Africa: Cape Town's mayor predicts city will run out of water in April | The Knife Media
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said earlier this week that the South African city could run out of water on April 12 due to drought. Cape Town officials originally predicted...
Media, tell us how you really feel about the upcoming State of the Union address | The Knife Media
U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to give his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 30. In a briefing to reporters on...
Top 10 spin words in the news this week | The Knife Media
Spin refers to words and phrases that aren't fact-based, objective or measurable. Instead, they're inherently vague or dramatic, and when reporters use them they're often...
US Justice Department recovers missing FBI text messages | The Knife Media
The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Inspector General said that some missing text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page have been recovered. The inspector...
South Africa: Cape Town's mayor predicts city will run out of water in April | The Knife Media
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said earlier this week that the South African city could run out of water on April 12 due to drought. Cape Town officials originally predicted...
Kabul suicide bomb kills 103, injures 235; Taliban claims responsibility | The Knife Media
On Saturday, a suicide bomb killed 103 and injured 235 people in central Kabul. Thirty police officers were among the injured, according to Kabul police chief Basir Mojahid. The...
Fetal pain and abortion | The Knife Media
On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted on the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child" bill, which seeks to restrict abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill didn't receive enough votes to...
Trump arrives at World Economic Forum to meet with business and political leaders | The Knife Media
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday to attend the World Economic Forum, an annual meeting of business and political leaders. After his arrival...
Andrew McCabe resigns as FBI Deputy Director | The Knife Media
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe resigned on Monday, sources speaking on condition of anonymity told The Associated Press (AP). Sources told Fox News that McCabe was "removed"...
Top 5 distorted headlines this week | The Knife Media
The news tells us about the world and headlines tell us about the news. So when a headline strays from reality, has opinion or is biased, it can distort our understanding of...

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South Africa: Cape Town's mayor predicts city will run out of water in April | The Knife Media
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said earlier this week that the South African city could run out of water on April 12 due to drought. Cape Town officials originally predicted...
House Intelligence Committee votes to release memo on Russia investigation | The Knife Media
The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release a memorandum alleging the Justice Department (DOJ) and the FBI misused their authority to obtain a warrant on former...
Fetal pain and abortion | The Knife Media
On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted on the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child" bill, which seeks to restrict abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill didn't receive enough votes to...
How biased news harms democracy | The Knife Media
It only takes reading two headlines about the State of the Union address to recognize that our news media missed a valuable lesson. This morning, CNN's main headline was "The...
Top 5 things the news missed this week | The Knife Media
We look to the news to learn about the world - and the world is rarely black and white. But often the media gives us limited viewpoints on a particular story, either by...
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Trump at the World Economic Forum: How objective was the coverage? | The Knife Media
U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the World Economic Forum on Friday in Davos, Switzerland. At the forum, an annual meeting of business and political leaders,...
EU court bans testing sexual orientation of refugee applicants | The Knife Media
On Thursday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that European Union (EU) countries could not use psychological tests to determine whether people applying for refugee...
US Justice Department recovers missing FBI text messages | The Knife Media
The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Inspector General said that some missing text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page have been recovered. The inspector...
Media, tell us how you really feel about the upcoming State of the Union address | The Knife Media
U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to give his first State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 30. In a briefing to reporters on...
US Senate blocks bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy | The Knife Media
On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted 51 to 46 to reject a bill banning abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy. To pass, the bill required 60 votes from the Senate, where 51...
The SOTU coverage: Here's how sensationalized news limits critical thinking | The Knife Media
U.S. President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. During his 80-minute speech, Trump discussed infrastructure investment, immigration and...
Top 10 spin words in the news this week | The Knife Media
Spin refers to words and phrases that aren't fact-based, objective or measurable. Instead, they're inherently vague or dramatic, and when reporters use them they're often...

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