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

Senate confirms Michael Pompeo as US secretary of state | The Knife Media
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate confirmed CIA Director Michael Pompeo as secretary of state in a 57-42 vote. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was absent for the vote due to health issues....
Malaysia issues first conviction under new 'fake news' law | The Knife Media
A Malaysian court sentenced a Danish citizen to one week in jail after he pleaded guilty to making a false statement about police response time to a shooting. The conviction of...
North, South Korean leaders meet Friday | The Knife Media
South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday, starting at 9:30 a.m. local time at the Panmunjom Military Demarcation Line in the...
Ronny Jackson withdraws as nominee for VA director | The Knife Media
White House Physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson withdrew himself from consideration for director of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) on Thursday. Earlier this week, a...
Avoiding 'embarrassment'? The media's take on the Arizona special election | The Knife Media
Republican Debbie Lesko won a special election to fill an Arizona seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night. Lesko was running against Democrat Hiral Tipirneni....
10 ways to spin the news using the weather | The Knife Media
"Gale-force winds," "rising tides," and different types of "clouds"? We're not referring to a meteorological report, but to weather-related metaphors in the news. In fact, these...
How Breitbart distorts the news | The Knife Media
It may be apparent to news consumers that Breitbart News' coverage often contains bias, opinion, sensationalism and, at times, misleading and disparaging statements. But how...
Korean leaders commit to denuclearization, formal end to Korean War | 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...
Police arrest alleged 'Golden State Killer' near Sacramento, California | The Knife Media
Police have arrested Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer, on two counts of murder, according to the Sacramento district attorney's office. DeAngelo is alleged to be...
French President Emmanuel Macron addresses US Congress | The Knife Media
French President Emmanuel Macron addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, at the end of a three-day visit to the U.S. He spoke about the Iran nuclear deal,...
Republican Debbie Lesko wins Arizona House seat in special election | The Knife Media
Republican Debbie Lesko won a special election to fill an Arizona seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night. Lesko was running against Democrat Hiral Tipirneni....
Italy's High Court rejects request to release migrant rescue boat | The Knife Media
Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation rejected a request from non-governmental German group Jugend Rettet to release its migrant rescue ship. Prosecutors alleged the group...
Avoiding 'embarrassment'? The media's take on the Arizona special election | The Knife Media
Republican Debbie Lesko won a special election to fill an Arizona seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday night. Lesko was running against Democrat Hiral Tipirneni....
Man charged after allegedly driving van into pedestrians in Toronto, killing 10 (Update) | The...
A white van struck multiple pedestrians in Toronto, Canada, on Monday afternoon, killing ten people and injuring at least 13, police confirmed. The van reportedly traveled over...
3 objective words commonly used as spin | The Knife Media
Some words that are objective and data-based also have subjective meanings when used as metaphors. When media outlets use these subjective forms, they don't report with...
'The Simpsons' addresses criticism of Indian character Apu | The Knife Media
On Sunday, the Fox network aired a new episode of "The Simpsons" television show titled, "No Good Read Goes Unpunished." During the episode, the show addressed recent criticism...
Judge gives government 90 days to show DACA unlawful or accept new applications | The Knife Media
A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has 90 days to "better explain" its reason for declaring the Deferred Action for Childhood...
Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Meehan resigns | The Knife Media
Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) resigned from Congress on Friday, ending a House Ethics Committee investigation into allegations of misconduct involving a former female aide and a...
Trump pardons 'Scooter' Libby for 2007 perjury charges | The Knife Media
On Friday, President Donald Trump issued a full pardon to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby for perjury charges, according to a White House statement. Libby served as chief of staff to...
Democrats release report alleging misconduct by VA nominee Jackson | The Knife Media
Democratic staff of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs released a report on Wednesday alleging misconduct by Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's personal...
DOJ says Michael Cohen under criminal investigation for 'personal' dealings | The Knife Media
The U.S. Justice Department said Michael Cohen, one of President Donald Trump's personal attorneys, has been under criminal investigation for his "personal business dealings,"...
Tesla issues statement on fatal Model X collision, withdraws from NTSB agreement | The Knife Media
Tesla Inc. withdrew on Wednesday from a party agreement with the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that was part of the NTSB's investigation into a fatal Model X...
Sri Lankan president suspends parliament until May 8 | The Knife Media
On Thursday, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena suspended his country's parliament until May 8. His secretary Austin Fernando did not provide a reason for the suspension,...
9 spin words that imply bad behavior | The Knife Media
News reports can affect people's perceptions when they're not aware of it. One way they do so is by using words that imply misbehavior, dishonesty or an avoidance of the truth,...
North, South Korean leaders meet Friday | The Knife Media
South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday, starting at 9:30 a.m. local time at the Panmunjom Military Demarcation Line in the...
International chemical weapons group confirms 'novichok' used in Skripals' poisoning | The Knife...
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OCPW), an international chemical weapons group, reported on Thursday that military-grade "novichok" nerve agent was...
Four outlets. Four countries. Four different slants on the Syria strikes. | The Knife Media
Over the weekend, several nations issued statements on the attacks carried out by the U.S., U.K. and France in response to the Syrian government's alleged chemical attack in...
'Sustained fire': Violent language in the Mexican debate coverage | The Knife Media
Mexico's five presidential candidates participated in the first of three scheduled debates on Sunday. The candidates are: Andrés Manuel López Obrador, 64, of the MORENA party...
Trump criticizes Comey, new book on Twitter | The Knife Media
On April 13 and 15, President Donald Trump tweeted comments criticizing former FBI Director James Comey and his book, "A Higher Loyalty," which is scheduled to be released to...
Israeli gunfire kills 1 Palestinian, injures more than 200 in Gaza protests | The Knife Media
One Palestinian protester was killed and 233 injured from live fire by Israeli forces on Friday during ongoing protests along the Gaza border with Israel, the Gaza Health...

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