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

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...
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...
Top 10 distorted headlines of the week | The Knife Media
The Simpsons character Apu could be a starting point for constructive conversation about freedom of speech and prejudice. These are important, complex issues, and how we deal...
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...
Synthetic opioids involved in 46% of opioid overdose-related deaths in 2016 | The Knife Media
A report published on Tuesday found that synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, were involved in at least 46 percent of opioid-related overdose deaths in 2016, an increase from 14...
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...
The questions for Trump: More bias in the Mueller coverage | The Knife Media
On Monday, The New York Times published a list of at least 48 questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators had reportedly submitted to President Donald Trump's...
Philadelphia settles with 2 black men arrested at Starbucks, promises $200K entrepreneurship...
On Wednesday, Philadelphia settled with two black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, who were arrested at a Starbucks on April 12. The city agreed to pay each man $1 and...
Trump signs order to establish 'White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative' | The Knife Media
On Thursday, the National Day of Prayer, President Donald Trump signed an executive order titled "Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative." A White House...
Philadelphia settles with 2 black men arrested at Starbucks, promises $200K entrepreneurship...
On Wednesday, Philadelphia settled with two black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, who were arrested at a Starbucks on April 12. The city agreed to pay each man $1 and...
Protests in Armenia after parliament rejects opposition leader's candidacy for prime minister |...
On Tuesday, the Armenian parliament voted to reject opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan's candidacy for prime minister. After a vote of 45 in favor, 55 against, Pashinyan called...
Faulty assumptions in the coverage of the migrant caravan | The Knife Media
About 180 people who traveled north from southern Mexico as part of a caravan over the past month had arrived by Saturday in Tijuana, Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry to...
Texas, six other states sue US to declare DACA 'unlawful' | The Knife Media
On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed a lawsuit against the federal government arguing that the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
How order and implication can bias your view of the Iran deal | The Knife Media
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he had documents showing "Iran lied" when it said it did not have a nuclear weapons program. Netanyahu said Iran...
17 states sue EPA over decision to rescind 2012 emission standards | The Knife Media
California and 16 other states filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday over its decision to rescind 2012 emissions standards regulations....
NYTimes publishes questions Mueller reportedly has for Trump | The Knife Media
On Monday, The New York Times published a list of at least 48 questions that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators had reportedly submitted to President Donald Trump's...
Demonstrations held worldwide for 'May Day' | The Knife Media
Labor unions organized demonstrations worldwide on Monday for "May Day," also known as "International Workers' Day" and "Labour Day." The largest demonstration reported by AP...
Texas, six other states sue US to declare DACA 'unlawful' | The Knife Media
On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed a lawsuit against the federal government arguing that the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
Stephanie Clifford files defamation suit against Trump | The Knife Media
Stephanie Clifford filed a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday over his characterization of her claim of being threatened in 2011 as a "con job." The...
Netanyahu says 'Iran lied' about nuclear weapons program | The Knife Media
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he had documents showing "Iran lied" when it said it did not have a nuclear weapons program. Netanyahu said Iran...
Caravan immigrants approach, cross US border at San Diego seeking asylum | The Knife Media
About 180 people who traveled north from southern Mexico as part of a caravan over the past month had arrived by Saturday in Tijuana, Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry to...
T-Mobile, Sprint announce $26.5B merger agreement | The Knife Media
On Sunday, mobile carriers T-Mobile and Sprint announced they had reached a $26.5 billion merger agreement. The agreement is subject to review by the Justice Department and the...
T-Mobile, Sprint announce $26.5B merger agreement | The Knife Media
On Sunday, mobile carriers T-Mobile and Sprint announced they had reached a $26.5 billion merger agreement. The agreement is subject to review by the Justice Department and the...
US delays implementing steel, aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico, EU, others | The Knife Media
On Monday, the White House announced it was delaying until June 1 its final decisions on whether to continue metal tariff exemptions for Canada, Mexico and the EU. On March 1,...
Two suicide bombings kill 29 in Kabul | The Knife Media
Two coordinated suicide bombs in Kabul killed at least 29 people and injured 45 on Monday morning, according to officials. The deaths include at least eight journalists from...
Israeli forces kill 3, injure 880 during protests along Gaza border | The Knife Media
Israeli forces killed three protesters and injured about 880 along the border with Gaza on Friday during the fifth week of ongoing Palestinian demonstrations, according to the...
Javid takes over as UK Home Secretary after Rudd resigns | The Knife Media
Sajid Javid was named the new U.K. Home Secretary on Monday, after Amber Rudd resigned late on Sunday. Rudd resigned after allegations that she lied to Parliament about...
The Kim-Moon meeting: Comparing US and Korean media coverage | The Knife Media
North and South Korea issued a declaration committing to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and promising to formally end the Korean War. The declaration said the South's...
House Intelligence Committee releases final report on alleged Russian interference | The Knife Media
On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released a partially redacted version of a final report on its investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S....
The White House correspondents' awards: What are the standards of 'excellence'? | The Knife Media
On Saturday, the White House Correspondents' Association presented the winners of its 2018 journalism awards. One of these was the Merriman Smith Award "for excellence in...

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