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.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe's president | The Knife Media
Zimbabwe's former first vice president and security chief, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president on Friday. Mnangagwa, 75, gave a 30-minute speech to tens...
The Mugabe coverage: How charged language interferes with informing us | The Knife Media
Based on the articles we analyzed, it would seem that Zimbabwe is in a state of "chaos" and "crisis." Some in the country may indeed feel that way, and we don't intend to...
Attack on Egyptian mosque kills 235, injures 109 | The Knife Media
A bomb and firearm attack on a Sufi mosque in northern Egypt killed 235 people and injured 109. The attack took place during Friday prayers at the al Rawda mosque in Bir...
Where's the neutral coverage of net neutrality? | The Knife Media
FCC announces proposed changes to 'net neutrality' regulations On Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced a proposal to change 2015 "net...
Hariri suspends resignation as Lebanese prime minister | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he would put his resignation on hold at the request of the president, Michel Aoun. In a televised address from Lebanon's...
Nebraska approves Keystone XL pipeline route | The Knife Media
On Monday, Nebraska's Public Service Commission approved a planned Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, voting 3-2 in favor of the project. The commission approved...
Suicide bombing in Nigeria mosque kills at least 50 | The Knife Media
On Tuesday, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a mosque during morning prayers in the town of Mubi, killing at least 50 people. Mubi is located in Nigeria's north...
US judge blocks Trump policy on transgender people in military | The Knife Media
On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled to block U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential memorandum banning transgender people from entering the military. In a 53-page preliminary...
Residents of Greek island strike in protest of EU immigration policy | The Knife Media
Residents of the Greek island of Lesbos participated in a 24-hour strike Monday to protest EU immigration policy, which they say has turned the island into a "prison" for...
Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe's president | The Knife Media
Zimbabwe's former first vice president and security chief, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president on Friday. Mnangagwa, 75, gave a 30-minute speech to tens...
Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe | The Knife Media
Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe on Tuesday. Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda read out a letter from Mugabe during a session of parliament, in which Mugabe...
Nebraska approves Keystone XL pipeline route | The Knife Media
On Monday, Nebraska's Public Service Commission approved a planned Keystone XL oil pipeline route through the state, voting 3-2 in favor of the project. The commission approved...
US judge blocks Trump policy on transgender people in military | The Knife Media
On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled to block U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential memorandum banning transgender people from entering the military. In a 53-page preliminary...
Which news outlets spin the Merkel coverage more: US or European? | The Knife Media
NEWS ALERT! There's been some more "collapsing" of plans and "plunging into crisis" in Europe - in Germany, to be exact. If you're not entirely sure what that means, it may be...
Refugees relocated to town in Papua New Guinea | The Knife Media
Papua New Guinea Police Chief Superintendent Dominic Kakas said 378 refugee men had been relocated by bus to residences in the town of Lorengau on Friday. The men, asylum...
Hidden implications in the coverage of the Senate background check bill | The Knife Media
Implication * noun im·pli·ca·tion \ ˌim-plə-ˈkā-shən \ * A conclusion that can be drawn from something, although it's not explicitly stated. We often accept as true many...
Hidden implications in the coverage of the Senate background check bill | The Knife Media
Implication * noun im·pli·ca·tion \ ˌim-plə-ˈkā-shən \ * A conclusion that can be drawn from something, although it's not explicitly stated. We often accept as true many...
US tax reform bill passes in the House | The Knife Media
On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its tax reform bill by a vote of 227 to 205. No Democrats voted for the bill, called the "Tax Cut and Jobs Act," and 13...
UK parliament debates EU exit: 4 ways media amps up the drama | The Knife Media
British parliament begins debating EU Withdrawal Bill The United Kingdom parliament began debating the European Union Withdrawal Bill on Tuesday. It was the first of eight...
Judge declares mistrial in Menendez corruption case | The Knife Media
U.S. District Judge William Walls declared a mistrial on Thursday in the corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), when the case resulted in a deadlocked jury. The jury...
7.8M Australians vote for same-sex marriage in nationwide postal poll | The Knife Media
Results from a nationwide postal poll showed that 7.8 million Australians support the legalization of same-sex marriage. The results represent 61.6 percent of the more than 12.7...
UK parliament debates EU exit: 4 ways media amps up the drama | The Knife Media
British parliament begins debating EU Withdrawal Bill The United Kingdom parliament began debating the European Union Withdrawal Bill on Tuesday. It was the first of eight...
US lifts 2014 ban on importing elephant parts from Zimbabwe, Zambia | The Knife Media
On Thursday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) reversed a ban on importing elephant parts from Zimbabwe and Zambia into the U.S. The FWS first introduced the ban on...
China to send envoy to North Korea this week | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, Chinese and North Korean state media announced that China will send an envoy to North Korea on Friday. Beijing's announcement identified Song Tao, the head of the...
UK parliament debates EU exit: 4 ways media amps up the drama | The Knife Media
British parliament begins debating EU Withdrawal Bill The United Kingdom parliament began debating the European Union Withdrawal Bill on Tuesday. It was the first of eight...
Judge declares mistrial in Menendez corruption case | The Knife Media
U.S. District Judge William Walls declared a mistrial on Thursday in the corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), when the case resulted in a deadlocked jury. The jury...
Zimbabwe military detains Mugabe, seizes control of government | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, Zimbabwe's military said it had seized control of the government after it had detained President Robert Mugabe and his family the previous day. Armored vehicles...
Hannity and Roy Moore: Presumption of innocence v. the court of public opinion | The Knife Media
There's been much debate over the sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore. Fox News host Sean Hannity was caught in the middle of it after he addressed the subject on...
7.8M Australians vote for same-sex marriage in nationwide postal poll | The Knife Media
Results from a nationwide postal poll showed that 7.8 million Australians support the legalization of same-sex marriage. The results represent 61.6 percent of the more than 12.7...
210,000 gallons of oil leaked from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota | The Knife Media
The Keystone Pipeline leaked 210,000 gallons of oil in Marshall County, South Dakota, before it was shut down, the state and the pipeline's operator said on Thursday....

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