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

A lot of spin, not much data in the coverage of the US-Turkey visa suspensions | The Knife Media
On Sunday, the U.S. mission in Turkey suspended its nonimmigrant visa services in the country and, hours later, Turkey announced a reciprocal suspension. The U.S. measure was in...
The Daily Cut: California fires | Iran on US | Clean Power Plan | Trump on immigration | Nobel in...
By Monday, 15 fires in eight northern California counties had killed 10 people, destroyed more than 1,500 buildings and burned at least 73,000 acres of land, according to Janet...
Trump and Corker: How the media amplifies dishonor and division in politics | The Knife Media
In a series of tweets on Sunday, U.S. President Donald Trump said Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) asked Trump to endorse him for re-election, which Trump said he declined to do....
Now you see it, now you don't: Data in the Russian protests coverage | The Knife Media
On Saturday, protests took place in around 80 Russian towns and cities. Some demonstrators protested against President Vladimir Putin's potential candidacy in next year's...
Filling in the gaps in the coverage of Sessions' gender identity policy | The Knife Media
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote in a memo that the Civil Rights Act of 1964's Title VII clause, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, "encompasses...
Catalan parliament | NRA statement | Niger attack | Transgender policy | Nobel in literature |...
On Thursday, Spain's Constitutional Court ruled to prohibit the Catalan parliament from meeting on Monday, when members of parliament were scheduled to discuss the results of...
How subtle spin can make US-Cuban relations seem more dramatic | The Knife Media
On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department expelled 15 Cuban diplomats from Washington, ordering them to leave within seven days. U.S. State Department officials said it was a...
The Daily Cut: Trump visits | US abortion ban | Nobel Prize in Chemistry | Turkey trial | IS-held...
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump visited Puerto Rico and witnessed the effects of Hurricane Maria first hand. On Wednesday, he flew to Las Vegas to meet with the victims of...
A timeline of US shootings over the past 30 years | The Knife Media
Three of the articles The Knife analyzed on public officials' responses to the Las Vegas shooting suggested the Trump administration should have begun policy negotiations on gun...
The Daily Cut: Barcelona protest | Cuban diplomats | Ecuador vice president | Nobel Prize in...
Demonstrators in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday reportedly protested the violent actions of police during Catalonia's independence referendum on Sunday. The city's police said...
Responses to Las Vegas: The effects of media bias on critical thinking | The Knife Media
On Monday at the daily briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders spoke about Sunday night's shooting in Las Vegas, in which 58 people were killed and over 500...
The Daily Cut: Nobel Prize in Medicine | SCOTUS agenda | Syria suicide bombings | Marseille...
Americans Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for their "discoveries of molecular mechanisms...
Catalonia's referendum: how the media sensationalizes conflict and violence | The Knife Media
Catalonia - a semi-autonomous region of Spain - held an independence referendum on Sunday. A Catalan government spokesperson said 2.2 million of the region's 5.3 million...
Shooter kills 58, injures at least 515 at Las Vegas music festival | The Knife Media
A man identified by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired shots at the crowd of an outdoor concert in Las Vegas on Sunday night, killing 58 people and injuring at least...
Catalonia's referendum: how the media sensationalizes conflict and violence | The Knife Media
Catalonia - a semi-autonomous region of Spain - held an independence referendum on Sunday. A Catalan government spokesperson said 2.2 million of the region's 5.3 million...
The Daily Cut: Catalonia protests | Puerto Rico update | Edmonton attacks | Ireland abortion laws...
On Sunday, Catalan emergency officials said 761 people had been injured during protests over the Spanish government's attempts to stop a referendum on Catalonian independence....
Tom Price's resignation: The blurred lines between news reporting and opinion | The Knife Media
On Friday, Tom Price resigned from his position as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. The White House said President Donald Trump accepted Price's resignation and...
The Kurdish vote for independence: What spin does to an already complex situation | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, electoral commission officials from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq announced that 92.73 percent of Kurds had voted "yes" in an independence...
The Daily Cut: IS Recording | Jones Act waiver | North Korea sanctions | ICE arrests | The Knife...
On Thursday, an audio recording purportedly of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was posted on a website BBC said was linked to the group. A spokesman for the U.S....
The Daily Cut: Tax reform | Kurdish independence | Ukraine fire | Kabul airport attack | Glucose...
Republican lawmakers released the framework for a tax reform plan on Wednesday. The framework, negotiated by the Trump administration and members of both the House and Senate,...
Japan's early election: Reading between the lines to find the facts | The Knife Media
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to dissolve the lower house of parliament on Thursday and then call for a snap election to be held next month, a year ahead of schedule....
The Daily Cut: Graham-Cassidy bill | Saudi Arabia women | Uganda | WH emails | STDs in US | The...
On Tuesday, Republican Senate leaders announced that the Senate will not vote on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill this week, noting the bill doesn't have the votes necessary...
Same FBI crime stats, two opposing stories. | The Knife Media
On Monday, the FBI released its annual report, titled "Crime in the United States," which showed a 3.4 percent increase in the national violent crime rate and a 2.0 percent...
The logic of what leaders say | The Knife Media
When we analyzed the media coverage of Trump and the NFL over the weekend, we noticed a number of quotes that had questionable reasoning. When outlets quote leaders and other...
The importance of honor: Trump, sports and the media | The Knife Media
Warning: this analysis contains profanity from cited sources. President Donald Trump suggested at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama on Friday that NFL players who "disrespect" the...
The Daily Cut: Germany election | US travel | Uber in London | US bombers | Bali volcano | Iran...
Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in Germany's general election held on Sunday. Her CDU/CSU party alliance won 33 percent of the vote. Sunday's voter turnout was 75.9...
Understanding Myanmar and the Rohingya | The Knife Media
The recent news from Myanmar has been tragic. More than 1,000 people have reportedly died and over 420,000 people, 240,000 of them estimated to be children, have left their...
The Daily Cut: Facebook ads | North Korea sanctions | Google-HTC deal | Philippines protests |...
On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company will provide to congressional investigators the content of about 3,000 ads allegedly purchased by a Russian company....
Is California at 'war' with the president? | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit in San Diego against the federal government, alleging President Trump's proposed border wall along the...
How the media deviated from fact-based reporting at the UN | The Knife Media
U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning. In his first speech to the 193-member international body,...

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