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

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...
US employment increases by 164,000 jobs in April; unemployment rate decreases to 3.9% | The Knife...
In April, the U.S. unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, and nonfarm payroll employment increased by 164,000 jobs, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
DOJ announces 'zero-tolerance' policy on illegal immigration | The Knife Media
On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed the state attorneys general offices along the southern border with Mexico to "immediately" adopt a new "zero-tolerance...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Nobel Prize in Literature postponed until next year | The Knife Media
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature will be postponed until 2019, according to the Swedish Academy, the group responsible for awarding the prize. The group said in a statement on...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Colorado State University to change tour policies after police question 2 prospective students |...
On April 30, Colorado State University (CSU) police pulled two teenage brothers of Native American descent out of a campus tour and questioned them. Police were responding to a...
EPA: Samantha Dravis resigns as senior counsel | The Knife Media
Samantha Dravis, senior counsel and associate administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Policy, resigned last week, the EPA confirmed on Thursday....
Israeli forces have killed at least 19 Palestinians in Gaza protests | The Knife Media
Israeli soldiers have killed at least 19 Palestinians and injured more than 1,000 since protests began along the Gaza border last Friday. An Israeli aircraft killed a...
Bomb at Afghan mosque kills 14, injures 33; 8 people abducted by Taliban gunmen | The Knife Media
A bomb explosion killed 17 people and injured 37 at the Yaqoubi mosque in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Sunday, BBC reported. Khost's Chief of Police Basir Bina said...
Trump announces US withdrawal from Iran agreement | The Knife Media
President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday the U.S. will withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). In his announcement,...
NY Attorney General resigns following abuse allegations | The Knife Media
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his resignation late Monday after The New Yorker published four accounts from women accusing Schneiderman of physical...

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