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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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...
Trump says missiles 'will be coming' in Syria after Saturday's alleged chemical attack in Douma...
On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted the following: "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia because they will be coming,...
A bias towards conflict? The coverage of Trump's Syria tweets | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted the following: "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia because they will be coming,...
Senate VA Committee postpones Jackson's confirmation hearing | The Knife Media
The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs has indefinitely postponed a confirmation hearing for U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson's nomination as Secretary of the Department of...
Four headlines on Zuckerberg's testimony, deconstructed | The Knife Media
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified for nearly five hours before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees on Tuesday about the social media platform's handling of user...
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,"...
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,"...
Russian court bans Telegram messenger service | The Knife Media
A Russian court ordered the messenger app Telegram to be blocked in the country for denying Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) access to the content of messages sent...
New Zealand: No new offshore oil and gas exploration permits to be issued | The Knife Media
New Zealand announced on Thursday it would stop issuing permits for oil and gas exploration off its shores, saying the decision was aimed at reducing carbon emissions. The...
Trump asks advisors to study US re-entering trans-Pacific trade deal negotiations | The Knife Media
President Donald Trump asked his trade advisers to examine the possibility of re-entering negotiations for a trans-Pacific trade agreement if the U.S. arranged favorable terms,...
House Speaker Paul Ryan announces retirement, won't run for re-election | The Knife Media
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced Wednesday he would retire next January and would not seek re-election. Ryan, 48, said, "If I am here for one more term, my kids will...
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...
Trump executive order calls for reform of US 'welfare system' | The Knife Media
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order entitled "Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility." The order calls for reform of...
Trump says missiles 'will be coming' in Syria after Saturday's alleged chemical attack in Douma...
On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted the following: "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia because they will be coming,...
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...
Top 10 distorted headlines of the week | The Knife Media
Headlines in media outlets this week referenced James Comey's new book, the Zuckerberg hearings, homelessness, and "extreme" weather in the U.S., among other subjects. This...
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...
House Speaker Paul Ryan announces retirement, won't run for re-election | The Knife Media
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced Wednesday he would retire next January and would not seek re-election. Ryan, 48, said, "If I am here for one more term, my kids will...
Yulia Skripal, daughter of poisoned former Russian spy, discharged from UK hospital | The Knife...
Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with a nerve agent on March 4 along with her father, a former Russian spy, has been discharged from the hospital. "This is not the end of her...
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...
How the media misrepresented Tony Robbins' comments on #MeToo | The Knife Media
When actor Matt Damon made critical remarks about #MeToo, media outlets called them "tone-deaf" and "stupid." Literary critic Daphne Merkin wrote an op-ed saying women had...
House Speaker Paul Ryan announces retirement, won't run for re-election | The Knife Media
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced Wednesday he would retire next January and would not seek re-election. Ryan, 48, said, "If I am here for one more term, my kids will...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Senate committees (Update) | The Knife Media
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified for nearly five hours before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary committees on Tuesday about the social media platform's handling of user...
Yulia Skripal, daughter of poisoned former Russian spy, discharged from UK hospital | The Knife...
Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with a nerve agent on March 4 along with her father, a former Russian spy, has been discharged from the hospital. "This is not the end of her...
Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert resigns | The Knife Media
Tom Bossert, President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser, resigned on Tuesday, and Trump accepted his resignation, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee...
Syria invites inspectors to alleged chemical attack site | The Knife Media
The Syrian government on Tuesday invited international inspectors to visit the site of an alleged poison gas attack in the town of Douma, near Damascus. Douma had reportedly...
Nations issue statements on airstrikes in Syria | The Knife Media
On Saturday, 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 Douma on...
The ambiguous problem of the DHS media database | The Knife Media
DHS seeks contractor for 'media monitoring' project The U.S. Department of Homeland Security posted a public bid for a "traditional and social media monitoring" project to track...
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,"...
New Zealand: No new offshore oil and gas exploration permits to be issued | The Knife Media
New Zealand announced on Thursday it would stop issuing permits for oil and gas exploration off its shores, saying the decision was aimed at reducing carbon emissions. The...

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