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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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...
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...
Media lessons: 5 steps to sensationalize the Pennsylvania election, or not | The Knife Media
Lamb claims victory in Pennsylvania special House election Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory against Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania's special election for a U.S....
Top 10 spin words in the news this week | The Knife Media
The word "bloodbath" appeared repeatedly in the news this week, and in different contexts. We examined three instances of the word for this week's top 10 list, as well as the...
US Treasury sanctions 5 entities, 19 people for 'malign Russian cyber activity' | The Knife Media
The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned five entities and 19 individuals on Thursday for "malign Russian cyber activity," including alleged attempts to influence elections and...
5 distorted headlines of the week | The Knife Media
Some headlines this week didn't brief readers on the news. Instead, they gave a dramatic version (that is, media outlets' opinions) of what political figures, consumers and...
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...
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...
How National Geographic misrepresented itself | The Knife Media
Most people would agree that it's good to acknowledge past faults and try to correct them. Throughout history, acts of racism have been particularly damaging to entire...
The slanted coverage of McCabe's dismissal | The Knife Media
Sessions fires McCabe from FBI; Mueller has McCabe memos on Trump, Comey meetings, AP says On Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew...
US Treasury sanctions 5 entities, 19 people for 'malign Russian cyber activity' | The Knife Media
The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned five entities and 19 individuals on Thursday for "malign Russian cyber activity," including alleged attempts to influence elections and...
US helicopter crashes in Iraq, killing all 7 onboard | The Knife Media
All seven service members on board a U.S. helicopter died on Thursday when it crashed in western Iraq, according to the Department of Defense (DoD). The department said in a...
The Rubin Report: A case for civil discourse | The Knife Media
This week, a GQ article stated, "Trying to work through some of the more complex issues of the day doesn't get you an invite on The Rubin Report." The line in the piece "The...
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...
Former French President Sarkozy detained, questioned on alleged 2007 campaign funding from Libya...
On Tuesday, authorities detained former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for questioning about campaign contributions he allegedly received from the late Libyan leader Colonel...
Protests in Slovakia continue after prime minister resigns | The Knife Media
Around 65,000 people protested in Slovakia's capital city of Bratislava on Friday, calling for early elections under the slogan "For a Decent Slovakia." The day before, Prime...
The facts on Facebook and Cambridge Analytica | 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...
Rep. Louise Slaughter, 88, dies in hospital | The Knife Media
Democratic U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, 88, died in the hospital on Friday after an injury at home last week, according to a statement by her chief of staff, Liam Fitzsimmons. He...
The slanted coverage of McCabe's dismissal | The Knife Media
Sessions fires McCabe from FBI; Mueller has McCabe memos on Trump, Comey meetings, AP says On Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew...
US prohibits transactions with Venezuelan digital currency | The Knife Media
President Donald Trump signed an executive order effective 12:15 p.m. Monday, prohibiting anyone in the U.S. from making transactions with any digital currency issued by the...
Trump administration proposes reclassifying bump stocks as 'machine guns' to effectively ban them...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Friday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)...
44 African countries sign trade deal to eliminate tariffs on 90% of goods | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, representatives from 44 African countries agreed at a meeting in Rwanda to establish a trade group within 18 months. The African Continental Free Trade Area...
US Treasury sanctions 5 entities, 19 people for 'malign Russian cyber activity' | The Knife Media
The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned five entities and 19 individuals on Thursday for "malign Russian cyber activity," including alleged attempts to influence elections and...
5 distorted headlines of the week | The Knife Media
Many headlines stated opinions as fact this week - here are five particularly distorted ones about the economy, politicians and their emotions. Should media outlets insert their...
US Treasury sanctions 5 entities, 19 people for 'malign Russian cyber activity' | The Knife Media
The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned five entities and 19 individuals on Thursday for "malign Russian cyber activity," including alleged attempts to influence elections and...
Russian granted asylum in UK is found dead in London home | The Knife Media
Nikolai Glushkov, 68, a Russian who had been granted political asylum in the U.K., was found dead on Monday night in his London home, according to a post on Facebook by Damian...
Rep. Louise Slaughter, 88, dies in hospital | The Knife Media
Democratic U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, 88, died in the hospital on Friday after an injury at home last week, according to a statement by her chief of staff, Liam Fitzsimmons. He...
Mississippi law bans abortions past 15 weeks gestation; judge temporarily blocks the law (Update)...
On Monday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law a bill that bans all abortions after 15 weeks gestation except in the case of a medical emergency or a severe fetal...
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...
Shooter dead, two students injured in Maryland high school shooting | The Knife Media
A student armed with a handgun shot and injured two other students at a Maryland school on Tuesday before being fired at by an armed officer who works at the school, according...

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