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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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...
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,...
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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...
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...
DHS seeks contractor for 'media monitoring' project | The Knife Media
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security posted a public bid for a "traditional and social media monitoring" project to track about 290,000 news sources from around the world...
Syrian media report missile strike on airbase in Homs | The Knife Media
A Syrian military airbase near the city of Homs was attacked by missiles early Monday morning, leading to an unspecified number of casualties, according to a report by the...
Top 10 distorted headlines of the week | The Knife Media
The Simpsons character Apu could be a starting point for constructive conversation about freedom of speech and prejudice. These are important, complex issues, and how we deal...
Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán wins third term, coalition supermajority | The Knife Media
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was re-elected to a third term in the country's general election on Sunday. Orbán's Fidesz party and its smaller coalition partner, the...
Arizona deploys 225 troops to US-Mexico border | The Knife Media
On Monday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey deployed 225 state National Guard members to assist the Border Patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border in the Tucson and Yuma sectors. The troops...
The coverage of Trump, Giuliani and Daniels: A case of imprecision and jumping to conclusions |...
On Fox News' "Hannity" show on Wednesday, one of Trump's attorneys, Rudy Giuliani, spoke about several topics including a $130,000 payment by Trump attorney Michael Cohen to...
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...
US ethics office says EPA needs to 'take action' on Pruitt allegations | The Knife Media
In a letter released Monday, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needed to "take action" on potential ethics violations by...
Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán wins third term, coalition supermajority | The Knife Media
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was re-elected to a third term in the country's general election on Sunday. Orbán's Fidesz party and its smaller coalition partner, the...
Canadian police release names of 15 people killed in hockey team bus crash (Update) | The Knife...
On Monday, Canadian authorities said that one of the 15 people who were killed in a collision between a tractor-trailer and a bus carrying a junior league hockey team had been...
Creator of #MeToo tweets about Tony Robbins' comments on the movement | The Knife Media
On Saturday, Tarana Burke, creator of the "MeToo" movement, tweeted about comments made by Tony Robbins, self-described "life and business strategist." At one of his seminars...
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...
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...
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...
FBI raids home and office of Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen | The Knife Media
On Monday, FBI agents raided the home and office of Michael Cohen, personal lawyer to President Donald Trump. The agents, from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern...
50 ways to spin the phrase 'Trump said' | The Knife Media
President Donald Trump's comments and tweets become headline news almost on a daily basis. Often, rather than just reporting what he says, media outlets use subjective verbs or...
Canadian police release names of 15 people killed in hockey team bus crash (Update) | The Knife...
On Monday, Canadian authorities said that one of the 15 people who were killed in a collision between a tractor-trailer and a bus carrying a junior league hockey team had been...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before House committee | The Knife Media
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for nearly five hours on Wednesday, a day after testifying before the Senate Commerce...
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...
50 ways to spin the phrase 'Trump said' | The Knife Media
President Donald Trump's comments and tweets become headline news almost on a daily basis. Often, rather than just reporting what he says, media outlets use subjective verbs or...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before House committee | The Knife Media
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for nearly five hours on Wednesday, a day after testifying before the Senate Commerce...
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announces his candidacy for US Senate | The Knife Media
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Monday, speaking at an event in Orlando. He will be running against Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who is...
How to find fact-based news coverage? The Michael Cohen coverage offers some tips. | The Knife Media
On Monday, FBI agents raided the home and office of Michael Cohen, personal lawyer to President Donald Trump. The agents, from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern...
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...
Syrian airstrikes in eastern Ghouta reportedly kill 27 civilians | The Knife Media
Airstrikes carried out by Syrian government forces on the town of Douma killed 27 civilians on Friday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based...

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