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

British PM says 'highly likely' Russia responsible for nerve agent poisoning | The Knife Media
British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed Members of Parliament in the House of Commons on Monday, saying it was "highly likely that Russia was responsible" for the March 4...
Explosion damages part of Palestinian prime minister's convoy to Gaza | The Knife Media
Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah's vehicle convoy was damaged by an exploding bomb on Tuesday while entering Gaza. No one was killed. Hamdallah was not...
Lamb claims victory in Pennsylvania special House election | The Knife Media
Democrat Conor Lamb declared victory against Republican Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania's special election for a U.S. House seat, with some absentee votes left to be counted. As of...
Facebook removes Britain First pages | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, Facebook announced it had removed Britain First's Facebook page and the pages of two of its leaders, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen. The British political...
Duterte: Philippines withdrawing from International Criminal Court treaty | The Knife Media
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said in a statement Wednesday that the country was immediately withdrawing from the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International...
Trump says he didn't know the accuracy of his statement on trade to Trudeau | The Knife Media
At a private fundraiser on Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly said that he had told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting that the prime...
SEC charges Theranos and CEO Elizabeth Holmes with fraud | The Knife Media
The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced charges of fraud against health technology company Theranos and its CEO Elizabeth Holmes on Wednesday. According to the...
Unfinished pedestrian bridge collapses onto roadway in Sweetwater, Florida, killing 6 | The Knife...
A pedestrian bridge collapsed in Florida on Thursday, killing at least six people, Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said. At least nine people have been taken to the...
UK official: nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy, daughter | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, London Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said a former Russian spy and his daughter had been poisoned by a nerve agent. Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter,...
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency, blocks social media after attacks on Muslim properties |...
Muslim mosques, businesses, homes and cars were vandalized or set on fire in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, a day after the country declared a state of emergency. The government said...
5 distorted headlines in the news this week | The Knife Media
Using figurative language in headlines isn't a factual way to report on news events. While metaphors can be entertaining, persuasive and impactful, precision and facts are lost...
Alleged Florida school shooter charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder, 17 of attempted...
On Wednesday, a grand jury in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, charged Nikolas Cruz with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the Feb. 14 shooting that...
Trump signs steel and aluminum tariffs excluding Canada and Mexico | The Knife Media
On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed orders to authorize a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports and a 25 percent tariff on steel imports from all countries except Canada...
House Committee Russia investigation report alleges Russian cyberattacks, finds no evidence of...
On Monday, the House Intelligence Committee investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election said it had completed a draft report and released a...
Florida passes law raising minimum age to purchase guns, bans bump fire stocks | The Knife Media
Florida enacted new gun control measures on Friday when Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 7026 into law. The measures include: raising the legal age for purchasing guns...
Top 10 spin words in the news this week | The Knife Media
This week, we examine the term "chaos," which many news outlets used to describe the White House. Our other top picks of the week range from "presidential axes" to an...
Prosecutors say they'll seek death penalty in Parkland school shooting case | The Knife Media
Prosecutors in Broward County announced on Tuesday that they would seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, the man accused of shooting and killing 17 people at a Parkland,...
Nassar's conviction: A reflection of society and what could change | The Knife Media
A judge in Michigan sentenced former U.S.A. Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday for sexual misconduct. The sentence comes after he...
Top 5 distorted headlines this week | The Knife Media
Some media outlets suggested this week they were privy to how people think or feel. But unless sources say they think or feel a certain way, it's the outlet's interpretation to...
Facebook releases new 'Hard Questions' blog series discussing social media, democracy | The Knife...
On Monday, Facebook released a new blog post series discussing social media and its purported effects on democracy. The new "Hard Questions" series included three new posts...
South Africa: Cape Town's mayor predicts city will run out of water in April | The Knife Media
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said earlier this week that the South African city could run out of water on April 12 due to drought. Cape Town officials originally predicted...
How state-run media outlets bias the news | The Knife Media
State-run news outlets are known for strong bias that portrays their governments favorably, and opponents negatively. That's not a surprise given that these agencies are part of...
Trump arrives at World Economic Forum to meet with business and political leaders | The Knife Media
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday to attend the World Economic Forum, an annual meeting of business and political leaders. After his arrival...
How subtle spin can affect your impression of the Russia investigation | The Knife Media
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned last Wednesday as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The...
Top 10 spin words in the news this week | The Knife Media
Spin refers to words and phrases that aren't fact-based, objective or measurable. Instead, they're inherently vague or dramatic, and when reporters use them they're often...
USA Gymnastics doctor sentenced to 40 to 175 years for sexual misconduct | The Knife Media
A judge in Michigan sentenced former U.S.A. Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday for sexual misconduct. The sentence comes after he...
Two monkeys are first primates cloned using method that produced Dolly the sheep | The Knife Media
Chinese Academy of Sciences researchers announced Tuesday that a lab in Shanghai had cloned two identical monkeys, born 10 days apart. The lab used the same technique that was...
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,...
US Vice President Mike Pence visits Israel, Jordan and Egypt | The Knife Media
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Israel Sunday, as part of a three part state visit that included trips to Jordan and Egypt. Pence, who arrived in Tel Aviv on Sunday...
Turkish ground forces enter Syria's Afrin province | The Knife Media
Turkish ground forces moved into Afrin province in northwestern Syria on Sunday as part of a campaign against the YPG, an armed Syrian-based Kurdish group. Turkish news outlet...

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