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

Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce to develop a hybrid plane | The Knife Media
Airbus, Siemens and Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday they have formed a partnership to develop a hybrid passenger plane. The proposed plane will have three conventional jet engines...
Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald resigns | The Knife Media
Irish Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald announced Tuesday she was resigning, preventing a potential snap election. Opposition parties had asked she resign over her lack...
3 takeaways from the CFPB coverage | The Knife Media
Trump names Mulvaney CFPB acting director after Cordray resigns, names Leandra English deputy director On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump named Mick Mulvaney acting director...
The Conyers allegations: A trial in the court of public opinion? | The Knife Media
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) announced on Sunday he would step down from his position on the House Judiciary Committee, following allegations of sexual harassment. Conyers denied...
US Supreme Court declines to hear appeal against Maryland ban on semiautomatic weapons | The...
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Kolbe v. Hogan, an appeal filed by a group of firearms advocates, including the National Rifle Association (NRA), challenging...
Sudanese authorities arrest militia leader Musa Hilal | The Knife Media
Sudanese authorities arrested militia leader Musa Hilal in the Darfur region of northern Sudan on Monday. Hilal is subject to U.N. sanctions for his alleged involvement in the...
Bali volcano erupts; flights grounded, residents displaced | The Knife Media
A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali began erupting ash and steam on Saturday and continued erupting on Sunday, covering the surrounding area with a cloud of volcanic ash....
Bali volcano erupts; flights grounded, residents displaced | The Knife Media
A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali began erupting ash and steam on Saturday and continued erupting on Sunday, covering the surrounding area with a cloud of volcanic ash....
Rep. Conyers steps down from committee leadership, citing ongoing ethics investigation | The...
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) announced on Sunday he would step down from his position on the House Judiciary Committee, following allegations of sexual harassment. Conyers, 88,...
Rep. Conyers steps down from committee leadership, citing ongoing ethics investigation | The...
Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) announced on Sunday he would step down from his position on the House Judiciary Committee, following allegations of sexual harassment. Conyers, 88,...
Pakistan gov't calls in Punjab Rangers to assist after violence in Islamabad protests | The Knife...
On Sunday, Pakistan called in the Punjab Rangers to assist civilian law enforcement agencies in dispersing ongoing protests in Islamabad. Protests in the city, which blocked a...
AP: FBI did not inform US Officials about Russian hacking attempt | The Knife Media
The Associated Press (AP) reported Sunday that only two of 80 U.S. officials had been notified by the FBI that their private Gmail accounts were on a list of addresses the...
Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh | The Knife Media
Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on Monday, to become the first pope to visit the country. His trip, due to end Dec. 2, will include a visit to Bangladesh. Francis has previously...
Saudi-led coalition allows aid delivery into Yemen | The Knife Media
The Saudi-led coalition allowed the first shipments of food and medical aid to Houthi-controlled Yemen since Saudi Arabia imposed a blockade on the country in response to an...
Saudi-led coalition allows aid delivery into Yemen | The Knife Media
The Saudi-led coalition allowed the first shipments of food and medical aid to Houthi-controlled Yemen since Saudi Arabia imposed a blockade on the country in response to an...
Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh | The Knife Media
Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on Monday, to become the first pope to visit the country. His trip, due to end Dec. 2, will include a visit to Bangladesh. Francis has previously...
Pakistani law minister resigns; protests called off | The Knife Media
Pakistan's Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid resigned on Monday following protests over his alleged blasphemy. Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of the Tehreek-e Labbaik...
Pakistan gov't calls in Punjab Rangers to assist after violence in Islamabad protests | The Knife...
On Sunday, Pakistan called in the Punjab Rangers to assist civilian law enforcement agencies in dispersing ongoing protests in Islamabad. Protests in the city, which blocked a...
The allegations against Franken and Moore: What's Trump got to do with it? | The Knife Media
The national debate about sexual harassment has "come full circle" as it again involves President Trump - at least that's what The New York Times writes. But there actually...
Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic given life sentence for genocide | The Knife Media
General Ratko Mladic, a former Bosnian Serb commander, was sentenced to life imprisonment at The Hague on Wednesday for genocide and other crimes. The International Criminal...
5 countries to investigate Uber's 2016 data breach, response | The Knife Media
The U.S., U.K., Italy, Australia and the Philippines announced Wednesday they would investigate Uber Technologies, Inc.'s 2016 data breach and the company's response to it. The...
Turkish capital bans LGBT cultural events | The Knife Media
The governor of Turkey's capital Ankara announced Sunday night that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) related events would be banned until further notice, citing...
Russian bobsledder stripped of 2014 Olympic gold medals | The Knife Media
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday it had stripped Russian bobsledder Aleksandr Zubkov of his two 2014 gold medals for violating anti-doping regulations,...
Facebook to create portal to help users identify Russian ads | The Knife Media
Facebook said Wednesday it would create a "portal" by year's end to help its users determine which ads they may have seen from the Russian company Internal Research Agency...
Myanmar and Bangladesh sign agreement for Rohingya return | The Knife Media
Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum on Thursday, agreeing to the return of Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh to Myanmar beginning "within two months." Approximately...
California judge blocks executive order to limit funds for "sanctuary cities" | The Knife Media
U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick for the Northern District of California issued a permanent injunction on Monday barring an executive order that called for withholding...
US to end Temporary Protected Status residency program for Haiti | The Knife Media
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Monday that a provisional residency program for Haitians, known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), will not be renewed...
The allegations against Franken and Moore: What's Trump got to do with it? | The Knife Media
The national debate about sexual harassment has "come full circle" as it again involves President Trump - at least that's what The New York Times writes. But there actually...
5 countries to investigate Uber's 2016 data breach, response | The Knife Media
The U.S., U.K., Italy, Australia and the Philippines announced Wednesday they would investigate Uber Technologies, Inc.'s 2016 data breach and the company's response to it. The...
Kenya's Supreme Court upholds re-election of President Kenyatta | The Knife Media
Kenya's Supreme Court ruled Monday that two petitions challenging the result of last month's repeat presidential election were "without merit." The court's decision was...

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