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

The Daily Cut: Mueller indictments | Kenya election | Transgender ruling | Northeast US power...
On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department unsealed charges resulting from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian efforts to influence the 2016...
The Daily Cut: Whitefish contract | Iraqi Kurd leader | Somalia PD change | Iceland election |...
On Sunday, Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló requested that the island's government-owned power company cancel its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings....
The Catalan coverage: Does spin and opinion provide something data doesn't? No. | The Knife Media
Following Spain's dissolution of the Catalan regional parliament Saturday morning, former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont gave a televised address, saying "we will continue...
Five ways media discredits Twitter through opinionated coverage | The Knife Media
On Thursday, Twitter Inc. released its third quarter earnings report, reporting revenue of $589.6 million and an increase in its active user count. The company's revenue...
Is Chinese President Xi amassing power? Media reporting with drama instead of facts. | The Knife...
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) amended its constitution on Tuesday to include "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era" as a guide for...
The Daily Cut: Iraqi Kurds | Kenya election | TSA screenings | Jerusalem settlements | US 'forced...
On Wednesday, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) offered to "freeze" the results of last month's independence referendum and begin talks with the Iraqi government in...
The Daily Cut: Uranium deal probe | Carmakers NAFTA | Nicaragua Paris accord | Myanmar sanctions...
On Tuesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) announced that his committee and the House Oversight Committee would formally begin an investigation...
The Kate Steinle case: What the media can learn from the justice system | The Knife Media
Opening arguments began on Monday in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 54, who is accused of murdering Kate Steinle, 32, on a San Francisco pier on July 1, 2015. The...
Separating fact from opinion in Japan's election, again. | The Knife Media
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito won a combined 312 of the 465 seats in the country's lower house in...
Separating fact from opinion in Japan's election, again. | The Knife Media
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito won a combined 312 of the 465 seats in the country's lower house in...
The Daily Cut: Catalan rule | Tillerson visits | Medal of Honor | Niger attack details | Sessions...
On Monday, Catalonia's Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party said that if Spain imposes "direct rule" by invoking Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, the response will be "in...
The Daily Cut: Japan election | Iran-backed forces | Italy autonomy votes | New Czech PM | France...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) coalition won a combined 312 of the 465 seats in the country's lower house in Sunday's national election....
WHO and Mugabe: When the news appeals to emotions, rather than reason | The Knife Media
On Sunday, WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia rescinded last week's naming of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" on...
A Republican lawmaker resigns: Reporting the facts vs. drawing biased conclusions | The Knife Media
U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) said he will resign from Congress before Jan. 31, ahead of when his two-year term was scheduled to end in January 2019. Tiberi said that when he...
7 ways to discredit a presidential candidate before the race has begun | The Knife Media
Ksenia Sobchak, 35, announced her candidacy Wednesday for the Russian presidency. She is a journalist, TV personality and a former member of the Opposition Coordination Council....
The Daily Cut: Catalonia autonomy | New NZ government | Venezuela governors | Afghanistan attacks...
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced on Thursday that Spain would activate Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, and suspend Catalonia's autonomy. Rajoy's...
The Daily Cut: Raqqa recaptured | Catalonia arrests | Afghanistan attacks | Marawi recaptured |...
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S. backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab militias, announced on Tuesday it had recaptured the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State (IS)...
The Daily Cut: Travel ban | Kurdish retreat | Sessions testimony | Maryland shooting | Quebec...
On Tuesday, a U.S. district court in Honolulu, Hawaii, blocked the Trump administration's revised travel ban for six of the eight nations included, stating the ban...
What's hiding behind the bias in the Tom Marino coverage | The Knife Media
On Monday, President Donald Trump held a Q&A in the White House Rose Garden, in which he discussed issues including opioid abuse in the U.S., the 2016 Ensuring Patient Access...
Tapper's interview with Tillerson: How the media promotes dishonor through slant and faulty logic...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was interviewed by Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday morning. The interview covered a number of topics, including the...
The Daily Cut: Portugal, Spain fires | Iraq retakes Kirkuk | North Korea sanctions | Malta car...
At least 32 people have been killed and 56 injured as a result of fires in northern areas of Portugal and Spain, according to Portugal's National Civil Protection Authority and...
The Daily Cut: Somalia bombings | Austrian election | Hurricane Ophelia | Raqqa offensive | Egypt...
Two truck bombs killed at least 237 civilians in Somalia on Saturday, according to the country's former internal security minister, Abdirizak Omar Mohamed. The New York Times...
What's the deal with Iran and Trump? The media's spin makes it hard to tell | The Knife Media
On Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump allowed the deadline to recertify Iran's compliance with its nuclear agreement to pass. At the White House on Friday, Trump had announced...
The US Healthcare System: An Overview | The Knife Media
Since Trump's latest executive order may change aspects of the U.S. healthcare system, it may be useful to know how it currently works. Here's a brief overview of U.S....
The Daily Cut: Somalia bombings | Austrian election | Hurricane Ophelia | Raqqa offensive | Egypt...
Two truck bombs killed at least 237 civilians in Somalia on Saturday, according to the country's former internal security minister, Abdirizak Omar Mohamed. The New York Times...
Trump says he won't certify Iran's compliance with nuclear deal | The Knife Media
At the White House on Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he "cannot and will not" certify that Iran is complying with its nuclear agreement. Trump said that Iran has...
Trump's order on healthcare: How word choice contributes to bias | The Knife Media
On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that calls for changes to three areas of the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The order...
Swaying public opinion on NAFTA before negotiations have concluded | The Knife Media
A new round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations started on Wednesday. U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials are meeting near Washington to renegotiate the...
The Daily Cut: California fires | Catalonia ultimatum | Mexico prison riot | Iraq arrests |...
The death toll from the California wildfires rose to 23 on Wednesday, with more than 600 people unaccounted for, according to Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano. A weather...
Did Catalonia declare independence? Yes, no, maybe so. | The Knife Media
Catalan President Carles Puidgemont and his party signed a declaration of independence on Tuesday, which says, "We call on all states and international organizations to...

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