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.


The news changed, but the spin on North Korea didn't | The Knife Media
On Tuesday, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un had reviewed plans to fire four missiles towards the island of...

Pulitzer Center

Advancing TB Test Technology, Where It Matters Most
On a recent morning in a Ho Chi Minh City intensive-care unit, Cao Thi My Hanh sat crying and clutching her 5-month-old granddaughter, Nguyen Dang Thanh Phuong. More than a...
Tuberculosis Is the Most Neglected Disease
Two years ago a colleague and I were awarded a grant for a reporting project on the subject of HIV prevention. We chose our location and pitched the story, and soon two major...
In Honduras, Fighting HIV/AIDS Through Music And Theater
The Afro-Caribbean people known as the Garifuna have a rich tradition of music, dance and storytelling much like their forebears. They also have another parallel to Africa: a...
Vietnam: Tuberculosis Battle Is Global
In a poor neighborhood along the banks of the Saigon River, Tran Ngoc Tam and his wife sat inside a one-room dwelling so tiny it could barely fit a bed. Tam spoke intermittently...
TB is a 'neglected disease' in Vietnam despite death toll
Photographs by David Rochkind. HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - On a recent morning in an intensive care unit, Cao Thi My Hanh sat clutching her 5-month-old granddaughter. Hanh had...
Vietnam: Bui Van Thiet's Hurt
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam-Motorcycles are everywhere on the streets, alleys and sidewalks of Ho Chi Minh City, and the entryway to this district health center is no different....
In Honduras, Fighting HIV/AIDS Through Music And Theater
In the village of Corozal in Honduras, men ready boats for fishing excursions and boys play soccer on a beach lined with thatched huts. On a sandy lot next to the town's main...


Danger Zone
Broken Bells' second record ups the ante for adventurous, pop-savvy rock
Skrillex: King of the Imperial Blaster Beat
EDM star's new album Recess is making a big noise in the pop world
Anaheim's Long, Hot Summer: The Police vs. the Latino Community
The city of Anaheim is best known as the home of the Angels baseball team, the Ducks professional hockey team and Disneyland, the "happiest place on Earth." But on Tuesday, only...
In California's Rich Farm Country, How the Poor May Get Poorer
This week, Linda Garibay's monthly welfare check will drop by $43. The unemployed mother of two will struggle to afford clothes, soap and shampoo. She'll be squeezing by on an...
Jerry Brown's Risky Crusade: How to Raise Taxes in California
On a sunny February morning at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, Jerry Brown's cup of black coffee was getting cold. When a concerned waitress in the club restaurant poured him a...
Yes, a River Runs Through It: Kayaking the Forgotten Waterway of Los Angeles
As we kayaked, red-tailed hawks circled above us looking for food and snowy egrets played along the banks. A cormorant dived into the water next to me and leaped back to the...
Why Are Some Undocumenteds Nervous About Obama's Immigration Reform?
One would think that Karla Zapata, an undocumented student from Guatemala, would be ecstatic over the prospect of receiving her first ever work permit. Well, she is. But she's...
A Case of Mistaken Citizenship: How Does an American Prove He's Legal?
Antonio Montejano was born and raised in Los Angeles. He lives in an apartment building in a middle-class area sandwiched between Beverly Hills, the L.A. Country Club and UCLA....

Bravery Tapes
The Giant Determination of Jameel McClain
Bravery Tapes on MSNBC
How Questioning My Role in Journalism Led Me to Bravery Tapes
While these subjects' courage is immediately apparent, I've come to realize as I produce these Tapes that bravery is actually all around us in everyday life. It's in our...
This Inmate Has Become a Diving Expert in Prison. Here's Why That's Good for America
On a hot September day in Southern California, a convicted felon clad in a heavy helmet and scuba gear dives to the bottom of a deep-water tank. He spends several minutes down...
A Woman in a Man's World
The Chino Divers: Cracking Jerry Brown's Prison Problem
Ted's Story: From Tragedy to New Beginnings
Harriet: A Homeless Singer-Songwriter Finds Her Voice
Eric & Juan: A Crossroads of Gay Marriage and Immigration
Bravery Amid Mexico's Drug Violence

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