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

Trump tweets about Mueller investigation | The Knife Media
On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted criticisms of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian election interference, possible Trump campaign...
Iranian President Rouhani outlines options if US withdraws from nuclear deal | The Knife Media
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani outlined options on Monday if President Donald Trump decides to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear agreement. His comments came after Trump...
Lots of drama, little data: The coverage of Gina Haspel's CIA nomination | The Knife Media
On Friday, Gina Haspel reportedly considered withdrawing her nomination for CIA director before agreeing on Saturday afternoon to continue with the process, according to unnamed...
White House: IS in Syria 'almost completely destroyed'; US, partners 'remain committed' to...
In a statement Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the military mission to "eradicate" the Islamic State (IS) in Syria "is coming to a rapid end,"...
Gina Haspel to continue with nomination for CIA head | The Knife Media
On Friday, Gina Haspel reportedly considered withdrawing her nomination for CIA director before agreeing on Saturday afternoon to continue with the process, according to unnamed...
Lawyer alleges Cohen 'selling access' to Trump; Cohen says report inaccurate | The Knife Media
Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stephanie Clifford, said on Wednesday that Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen "appears to be selling access to the president." Avenatti released...
The CSU incident: Using prejudice to report on prejudice | The Knife Media
This installment of the With Prejudice series explores the media's treatment of an incident that occurred last week at Colorado State University. Police questioned two...
Melania Trump announces 'BE BEST' initiative | The Knife Media
First Lady Melania Trump announced on Monday her "BE BEST" initiative to help children, saying its "three main pillars" included addressing "well-being, social media use and...
When accusations cross into dishonor: Reporting on the EPA's Scott Pruitt | The Knife Media
President Donald Trump told Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday by phone to "keep fighting" and said "we have your back," according to...
Hezbollah and supporting parties win majority seats in Lebanon's parliamentary elections | The...
On Sunday, Lebanon held its first elections since 2009 with the Shiite Hezbollah party and parties that support it winning 65 of the 128 seats in parliament, according to...
Trump tweets about Mueller investigation | The Knife Media
On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted criticisms of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian election interference, possible Trump campaign...
Lots of drama, little data: The coverage of Gina Haspel's CIA nomination | The Knife Media
On Friday, Gina Haspel reportedly considered withdrawing her nomination for CIA director before agreeing on Saturday afternoon to continue with the process, according to unnamed...
New Ebola cases reported in Democratic Republic of Congo | The Knife Media
The Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) health ministry on Tuesday reported 21 suspected cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, including 17 deaths. The cases were reported in...
US proposes $50B in tariffs on Chinese imports; China responds with plans for tariffs | The Knife...
On Tuesday, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) proposed a 25 percent tariff on a list of about 1,300 categories of goods imported from China, totaling about $50...
Kim Jong-un meets with Xi Jinping in second China visit | The Knife Media
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited President Xi Jinping in China on Monday and Tuesday to hold diplomatic talks. Kim flew to the Chinese city of Dalian and stayed for two...
North Korea releases 3 American detainees during Pompeo visit | The Knife Media
North Korea released three Korean-American detainees on Wednesday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for about 90 minutes. Pompeo...
Armenian parliament elects Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister | The Knife Media
On Tuesday, Armenia's National Assembly voted 59-42 to elect opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the country's prime minister. Armenian President Armen Sarkissian signed the...
Same tweets, different slants: Trump and the Russia investigation | The Knife Media
On Monday, President Donald Trump tweeted criticisms of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election,, possible Trump...
Four states hold primaries for congressional seats, one for governor | The Knife Media
Projected primary election results from four U.S. states were published on Wednesday after Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia held Republican and Democratic...
CIA director nominee Gina Haspel says she 'will not restart' interrogation program | The Knife Media
Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee for CIA director, said that under her leadership the CIA would "not restart" the detention and interrogation program that at one...
Politics vs. data in the coverage of Trump and the Iran deal | 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,...
Politics vs. data in the coverage of Trump and the Iran deal | 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,...
Trump tells EPA head Pruitt 'we have your back' | The Knife Media
President Donald Trump told Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday by phone to "keep fighting" and said "we have your back," according to...
The irony of the Sinclair message and how the media covered it | The Knife Media
Dozens of news anchors reciting the same message in unison may seem like a page out of a dystopian novel. But last weekend, a video montage by the website Deadspin showed dozens...
Trump says military to guard US-Mexican border until we have 'a wall and proper security' | The...
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that until the U.S. has a "wall and proper security" along the border with Mexico, it would guard the border "with the military." Trump...
Opposition party coalition wins Malaysian general election, projections say | The Knife Media
Malaysian opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad's coalition won the most seats in Wednesday's federal election, according to results published in Malaysia's state-run newspaper...
Afghan military bombs religious school, kills at least 70 | The Knife Media
On Monday, Afghan military aircraft bombed a religious school in Dashti Archi in the Kunduz province of northern Afghanistan. At least 70 people were killed, according to Al...
Trump to meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12 | The Knife Media
On Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted that his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is planned for June 12 in Singapore. Trump said, "We will both try to make it a...
Former South Korean President Park sentenced to 24 years in prison | The Knife Media
A South Korean court sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison on Friday after being found guilty of charges related to corruption. The Seoul Central...
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