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

Bipartisan US senators introduce bill incentivizing firearm background check reporting | The...
On Thursday, senators introduced a bipartisan bill that would provide incentives for federal departments and agencies to uphold a 2007 law requiring them to provide data to the...
The FBI Hate Crimes report through the lens of media bias | The Knife Media
FBI: 2016 hate crimes report shows 4.6 percent increase from 2015 The Federal Bureau of Investigation published its annual Hate Crimes Statistics report on Monday, counting a...
The Daily Cut: California shooting | Trackable medicine | Norway oil | Yemen bombing | Venezuela...
A gunman carried out shootings at multiple locations in Tehama County, northern California on Tuesday morning. Five people, including the shooter who was shot by police, were...
Jordan Peterson and the media: How one-sided reporting can limit critical thinking | The Knife Media
On Friday, The University of Toronto's Faculty Association requested a meeting to discuss psychology professor Jordan Peterson's idea to create a website to identify courses...
The Daily Cut: Moore allegations | Brexit parliament vote | Health and Human Services nomination...
On Monday, a woman accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of allegedly sexually assaulting her approximately four decades ago, when she was 16. Beverly Young Nelson is...
The Daily Cut: Lebanon's ex-PM | Protest in Poland | Iran earthquake | The Knife Media
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Sunday he would return to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia within "days" to officially submit his resignation in accordance with the...
Trump, Putin and the battle of the media biases | The Knife Media
After attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he had "two or three very short conversations" at the...
Three hidden assumptions in the coverage of Trump's trip to China | The Knife Media
U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping gave a joint address to reporters on Thursday during Trump's two-day state visit to China. They also announced...
How are US state governments structured? | The Knife Media
An election for state and local government offices was held in the U.S. on November 7. In our analysis, "Five misleading implications in the Virginia election coverage," we...
The Daily Cut: Migrant drownings | Nicaragua US residency | NK sanctions | Texas shooter |...
Italian prosecutors are investigating the deaths of 26 Nigerian women and girls whose bodies have been recovered from the Mediterranean. The majority of the deceased were...
The Daily Cut: Zimbabwe VP | Kurdish independence ruling | Saudi prince killed | Puigdemont...
On Monday, Zimbabwe's government announced the dismissal of First Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The country's Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo said in a statement,...
From missiles to threats: Comparing the coverage of the Yemen-Saudi conflict | The Knife Media
On Monday, the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Iran was partially responsible for a missile launched at the Saudi capital of Riyadh on Saturday. Yemeni Houthi...
The Daily Cut: Islamic State in Syria | Senate GOP tax bill | US sanctions Venezuelans | Saudi...
The Syrian government said the town of Boukamal in eastern Deir el-Zour province was cleared of Islamic State (IS) fighters on Thursday. The Associated Press described the town...
Five misleading implications in the Virginia election coverage | The Knife Media
On Tuesday, U.S. voters cast ballots in a general election for state and local government offices. Virginia elected Ralph Northam (D) as governor, and New Jersey elected Philip...
Breaking down the slant in the coverage of the UK aid minister | The Knife Media
Priti Patel resigned on Wednesday as the U.K.'s Secretary of State for International Development. In her resignation letter, Patel said that "in meeting with organizations and...
Breaking down the slant in the coverage of the UK aid minister | The Knife Media
Priti Patel resigned on Wednesday as the U.K.'s Secretary of State for International Development. In her resignation letter, Patel said that "in meeting with organizations and...
The Daily Cut: Manafort, Gates | NATO cyber defenses | Zimbabwe ex-VP | CBO on GOP tax bill |...
The U.S. district judge presiding over the case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates issued a gag order on Wednesday to prevent anyone involved in the case from making public...
A brief overview of offshore accounts, tax evasion | The Knife Media
Much of the media coverage of the "Paradise Papers" describes offshore service providers as legal institutions that may facilitate tax evasion and money laundering, among other...
The Daily Cut: Islamic State in Syria | Senate GOP tax bill | US sanctions Venezuelans | Saudi...
The Syrian government said the town of Boukamal in eastern Deir el-Zour province was cleared of Islamic State (IS) fighters on Thursday. The Associated Press described the town...
7 ways to imply guilt in the 'Paradise Papers' coverage | The Knife Media
On Sunday, media outlets reported investment information extracted from millions of documents that were leaked from law firms operating in offshore financial centers, or "tax...
One request for the Lebanon coverage: More data, please | The Knife Media
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned on Saturday, via a televised address from Saudi Arabia, saying, "I sensed what is being woven in secret to target my life." He also...
Two ways the media slants the GOP tax bill | The Knife Media
House Republicans released their 429-page tax plan, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," on Thursday. The bill calls for reducing the number of income tax brackets from seven to four,...
Why blaming Russia and Facebook for the election may not be that simple | The Knife Media
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee questioned general counsels representing Facebook, Google and Twitter regarding their role in allowing Russian ad...
The Daily Cut: US tax plan | Catalan leaders | Fed. Reserve nominee | Syria retakes Deir el-Zour...
House Republicans released their 429-page tax plan, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," on Thursday. The bill calls for reducing the number of income tax brackets from seven to four,...
Did media jump the gun on 'terrorism'? A look at breaking coverage of the NYC attack | The Knife...
Eight people were killed on Tuesday afternoon in Lower Manhattan when a man drove through a bicycle path, striking cyclists and pedestrians. The suspect drove a rented Home...
The news of Mueller's indictments, slanted four ways | The Knife Media
On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department unsealed charges against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos. These charges are the result of Special Counsel Robert...
The Daily Cut: US tax plan | Catalan leaders | Fed. Reserve nominee | Syria retakes Deir el-Zour...
House Republicans released their 429-page tax plan, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," on Thursday. The bill calls for reducing the number of income tax brackets from seven to four,...
The Daily Cut: New York attack | Australia refugees | Puigdemont in Brussels | Facebook testimony...
At least eight people were killed and 11 injured in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon when a truck drove along a bike path next to the West Side Highway. After the truck...
The Daily Cut: Putin in Iran | Diversity visa lottery | Northern Ireland budget | Bin Laden files...
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Iran this week and jointly met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Tehran. The three...
Kurdish president to step down: How spin interferes with understanding the news | The Knife Media
Masoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, announced on Sunday that he will not seek re-election when his term ends on Nov. 1. The region's parliament...

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