Jens Erik Gould

Editor in Chief of The Knife Media

Jens Erik Gould has been a 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. He was also editor in chief of The Knife Media.

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.

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4 dead, 225 injured in 6.4 magnitude earthquake off Taiwanese coast | The Knife Media

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred off the east coast of Taiwan on Tuesday at approximately 11:50 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Four people are dead...

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A brief look at the MS-13 gang | The Knife Media

President Donald Trump held an immigration roundtable discussion on Tuesday about the gang known as MS-13, in which he mentioned the need for more border control legislation....

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House Intelligence Committee votes to release Democrats' memo | The Knife Media

On Monday evening, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously to approve the release of a classified memorandum from Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff. Schiff said the...

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Top distorted headlines of the week | The Knife Media

Headlines are the first thing we read about a story, so they can have a lasting impression. They become the lens through which we perceive the rest of it, and that can...

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Trump says if immigration legislation doesn't change 'let's have a shutdown' | The Knife Media

On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said at a White House roundtable, "if we don't change [the immigration legislation], let's have a [government] shutdown." The focus of...

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Trudeau says he 'shouldn't make 'dumb' jokes after 'peoplekind' comment | The Knife Media

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he "shouldn't be making jokes even when I think they're funny," referring to his use of "peoplekind" during a town hall...

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SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket into space | The Knife Media

On Tuesday, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) launched its Falcon Heavy rocket into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. According to the company, the...

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Machine learning identifies diabetics with 85% accuracy using wearable heart rate monitors, study...

On Wednesday, App developer Cardiogram announced results of a study that showed 85 percent accuracy in detecting diabetes using smart watches or activity trackers that monitor...

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US Senate leaders reach two-year budget deal | The Knife Media

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Wednesday that Senate leaders had agreed on a bipartisan two-year budget plan. CNBC reported that about $165...

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Former prime minister of Bangladesh sentenced for corruption | The Knife Media

Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was jailed on Thursday on corruption charges and sentenced to five years in prison. Zia, the current head of the Bangladesh...

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SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket into space | The Knife Media

On Tuesday, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) launched its Falcon Heavy rocket into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. According to the company, the...

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Recipe for drama: How the media sensationalized Trump's comments | The Knife Media

Trump says if immigration legislation doesn't change 'let's have a shutdown' On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said at a White House roundtable, "if we don't change [the...

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Trudeau and 'peoplekind': The problem with dishonorable reporting | The Knife Media

Justin Trudeau says he 'shouldn't' make 'dumb jokes' after 'peoplekind' comment Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he "shouldn't be making jokes even when I...

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White House says US, Israel did not discuss annexation of West Bank settlements | The Knife Media

On Monday, the White House said the U.S. and Israel had not discussed the possible annexation of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Earlier on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister...

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Trump signs new spending bill; US government 'shutdown' ends after a few hours | The Knife Media

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a new spending bill early Friday morning, ending a government "shutdown" that lasted a few hours after the previous temporary funding bill...

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Syrian military kills 230 near Damascus; US-led airstrikes kill 100 in Deir al-Zour | The Knife...

More than 300 deaths have been reported in airstrikes in Syria over the past four days. Syrian military airstrikes killed at least 230 people, including civilians, according to...

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US unemployment benefit claims decline to lowest in almost 45 years | The Knife Media

The number of U.S. citizens filing for unemployment benefits declined to the lowest level in almost 45 years last week, the Labor Department reported on Thursday. The four-week...

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How to spot a hit piece: The case of Jordan Peterson | The Knife Media

We've shown in previous analyses that the media's coverage of Jordan Peterson has been biased. But articles about him this week in Mic and The Guardian illustrate a distinct...

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What do the NYT and Breitbart have in common? Spun coverage of Pelosi's DACA speech. | The Knife...

On Wednesday, the day before the funding deadline, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) held the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for eight hours and seven...

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5 false or misleading statements in the media this week | The Knife Media

Inaccurate or misleading information in news reporting can adversely affect how we view current issues, world events and our leaders. Bringing attention to these informational...