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

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...
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,...
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Israel passes law granting interior minister authority to revoke Palestinian residency for...
On Wednesday, Israel passed a law that grants the minister of the interior the authority to revoke the permanent residency status of Palestinians in Jerusalem on the grounds of...
West Virginia passes 5% raise for state employees after teachers strike for 9 school days | The...
West Virginia passed a bill on Tuesday that would raise the pay of state employees, including teachers, by five percent. About 22,000 teachers in the state went on strike on...
US Office of Special Counsel alleges White House adviser Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act |...
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) said on Tuesday that White House aide Kellyanne Conway had violated the Hatch Act last year by talking about candidates for Alabama's...
11 countries sign new trans-Pacific trade deal after US withdrew last year | The Knife Media
Eleven countries signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday. The deal comes after...
Paul Manafort pleads not guilty in Virginia court; trial date set for July | The Knife Media
Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges including fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. The indictment...
Doctors in Quebec sign petition for raises to be canceled, funds redistributed | The Knife Media
A group representing doctors and medical students in Quebec posted online a petition on Sunday that called for doctors' raises to be canceled and the funds to be distributed for...
The limitations of depicting Trump with dramatic spin | The Knife Media
Take a look at this list of adjectives: - angry and increasingly isolated - abandoned and alone - uncertain about whom to trust - long been furious - frustrated by the...
How did the Oscars coverage rate? Hint: it was biased | The Knife Media
The media coverage of the Oscars has featured strong opinions about the political content and social movements discussed at the ceremony. Whether they supported or opposed that...
The DOJ sued California, added drama, then the media added more | The Knife Media
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued California, its governor and attorney general over three state laws that the department says affect enforcement of federal...
Trump agrees to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May | The Knife Media
On Thursday, South Korean national security adviser Chung Eui-Yong announced that U.S. President Donald Trump said he would meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May....
Martin Shkreli sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud | The Knife Media
Martin Shkreli, a former hedge fund manager and pharmaceutical company CEO, was sentenced to seven years in prison for federal securities fraud on Friday. He was also fined...
Justice Department sues California over state laws affecting immigration enforcement | The Knife...
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued California, its governor and attorney general over three state laws that the department says affect enforcement of federal...
Paul Manafort pleads not guilty in Virginia court; trial date set for July | The Knife Media
Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges including fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. The indictment...
Justice Department sues California over state laws affecting immigration enforcement | The Knife...
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued California, its governor and attorney general over three state laws that the department says affect enforcement of federal...
The media's coverage of International Women's Day left us with more questions than answers | The...
Women marched in multiple cities and unions in Spain went on strike this Thursday for International Women's Day. There were women's protests in 170 countries, Spanish newspaper...
Canadian writer Lauren Southern denied entry into the UK | The Knife Media
Canadian writer and presenter Lauren Southern was denied entry into the United Kingdom on Monday, after being stopped by the British Border Force while traveling on a bus from...
Three examples of distortion in the media coverage of a Trump speech | The Knife Media
Trump discusses North Korea, economy, drugs at Pennsylvania campaign rally President Donald Trump spoke at a campaign rally in western Pennsylvania on Saturday, in support of...
8 candidates to run in Russia's Mar. 18 presidential election | The Knife Media
Russia's presidential election is scheduled for March 18 with President Vladimir Putin running for his fourth term against seven other candidates. Polls cited by RT said Putin...
US adds 313,000 jobs in February, unemployment rate remains at 4.1% | The Knife Media
The U.S. added 313,000 new non-farm jobs last month, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics released on Friday. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent for the...
11 countries sign new trans-Pacific trade deal after US withdrew last year | The Knife Media
Eleven countries signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday. The deal comes after...
Spanish unions strike, women in multiple cities hold protests for International Women's Day | The...
Women marched in multiple cities and unions in Spain went on strike this Thursday for International Women's Day. There were women's protests in 170 countries, Spanish newspaper...
India's Supreme Court rules to allow passive euthanasia | The Knife Media
India's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that individuals have the right to refuse or withdraw life saving medical treatment, a decision that is also termed "passive euthanasia."...
Trump discusses North Korea, economy, drugs at Pennsylvania campaign rally | The Knife Media
President Donald Trump spoke at a campaign rally in western Pennsylvania on Saturday, in support of his policies and of Republican candidate Rick Saccone, who is running for a...
UK to expel 23 Russian diplomats, take measures in response to Salisbury attack | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced measures the country would take against Russia, including the expulsion of 23 diplomats, in response to the March 4...
A lack of nuance in the media coverage of Putin and Xi | The Knife Media
China amends constitution: removes presidential term limits, adds 'Xi Jinping Thought' as guideline China's parliamentary body, the National People's Congress (NPC), voted...
Trump says Tillerson to be replaced as Secretary of State by CIA Director Pompeo | The Knife Media
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Rex Tillerson would leave the position of Secretary of State, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo would be nominated as the...
China amends constitution: removes presidential term limits, adds 'Xi Jinping Thought' | The...
China's parliamentary body, the National People's Congress (NPC), voted Sunday to adopt amendments to China's Constitution, including a proposal to remove presidential term...

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