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: Mexico earthquake | Georgia Tech riot | Myanmar aid | Toys 'R' Us | Rolling Stone...
A 7.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in central Mexico on Tuesday at 1:14 p.m. local time. At least 116 people were killed, CNN reported. President Enrique Peña Nieto said 27...
Hurricane Maria reached Category 5. Some of the media's spin did too. | The Knife Media
Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm currently over the Atlantic Ocean, is forecast to move across the Caribbean through Wednesday, according to the National Oceanic and...
The Daily Cut: Trudeau-May | Hurricane Maria | US defense bill | Kurdish independence |...
British Prime Minister Theresa May said her government would form a "working group" with Canada to devise a new trade agreement to be put in place after the U.K. leaves the...
Is the UN General Assembly only about Trump? | The Knife Media
The United Nations General Assembly will begin its general debate in New York City on Tuesday morning, opening with Secretary-General António Guterres' annual report at 9:00 am...
The Daily Cut: London arrest | California bill | Syria airstrike | St. Louis protests |...
On Sunday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced the U.K.'s terror threat level had been downgraded from "critical" to "severe," meaning police no longer consider an attack...
The protests in Washington: When there's no drama, add some | The Knife Media
Multiple protests with distinct messages took place in the National Mall federal park in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. The protests included a "Juggalo" protest and concert, the...
How you can protect your data | The Knife Media
It may not be possible to guarantee that your information is completely protected, but there are measures you can take to lessen the possibility of theft, and to prevent any...
Equifax and data privacy: How the media could empower consumers | The Knife Media
On Thursday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it was investigating a data breach at credit bureau Equifax. The company announced on Sept. 7 that it had been hacked...
The Daily Cut: Hurricane Max | Iraq attacks | House spending bill | Malaysian fire | North Korea...
Hurricane Max made landfall in Mexico as a Category One storm, with winds of up to 80 miles per hour (130 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said. The storm...
The Charlottesville resolution and the role of media in violence | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, U.S. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump "looks forward" to signing resolution S.J.Res.49, which was adopted by Congress and...
The media suggests French labor reform is unpopular, but doesn't explain what it is. | The Knife...
On Tuesday, demonstrators in France protested President Emmanuel Macron's planned changes to the country's labor code, or Code du Travail. Macron said the change was to help...
The Pope, climate change and hurricanes. What's missing? Data. | The Knife Media
Pope Francis gave an in-flight press conference during his return to Rome from Colombia on Monday. He was asked about the recent hurricanes in the U.S. and about climate change....
How to make a Clinton interview look good...or bad | The Knife Media
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton gave her first television interview since the presidential election, prior to the release of her new memoir scheduled for Tuesday. In Clinton's book,...
The Daily Cut: Irma deaths | North Korea sanctions | Travel ban | Catalan rally | China scrap...
As of early Monday evening, at least nine people had died in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as a result of Irma, which had been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical...
The media is entertaining us with Irma, not informing us. See the difference. | The Knife Media
More than 3.3 million businesses and homes had lost power and around 160,000 people were waiting in shelters across Florida as Hurricane Irma continued along the northwestern...
The Daily Cut: Mexico earthquake | Saakashvili | Myanmar ceasefire | Syria airstrikes | Cairo...
The number of confirmed deaths related to Thursday night's 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico has risen to 90, according to local officials. The quake's epicenter was in the...
The Daily Cut: Hurricane Irma | Syria bombing | Australia same-sex marriage | First Nations |...
Local officials reported at least 12 deaths related to Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, including four on St. Martin, three in Puerto Rico, three in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one in...
The biased coverage of DeVos and campus sexual assault | The Knife Media
On Thursday, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced plans to issue new guidelines for addressing sexual misconduct on college campuses, saying "the current approach...
Trump's debt ceiling deal: Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he had reached an agreement with Democratic congressional leaders to raise the debt ceiling for three months and fund the...
Was the German debate a 'duel' or a 'duet'? Neither. Here's why. | The Knife Media
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz met in their first and only televised debate prior to the country's general election...
What's new in the Russia investigation? Congress came back from recess. | The Knife Media
Investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election continued as Congress returned from its August recess on Tuesday. The Senate Intelligence Committee,...
Does US media distort more? | The Knife Media
Our analysis of how the media covered North Korea's hydrogen bomb test sparked our curiosity. The Korea Herald and The Korea Times earned the highest ratings in our analysis,...
The DACA repeal: Beware of vague media reports | The Knife Media
On Tuesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is "being rescinded." The program began in 2012...
The Daily Cut: Syria war | Hurricane Irma | Mali resolution | Colombia ceasefire | Black hole |...
On Tuesday, Syrian government forces, supported by Russian troops and Iranian-backed militias, took control over parts of Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria. This was confirmed by...
Are we headed for another Cold War? The slant says so. | The Knife Media
On Thursday, the U.S. State Department ordered Russia to close three diplomatic facilities. The move was a response to a July decision by Russia to reduce the number of U.S....
The coverage of Trump's tax plan: So little news, so much slant. | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke in Missouri about his administration's tax reform plan. He said it was "time to give the American workers the pay raise that they...
Uber is totally dysfunctional. Oh, wait. That's slant. | The Knife Media
Dara Khosrowshahi, who was selected as ride-sharing company Uber's new CEO, spoke publicly about the decision on Tuesday, saying he'd accepted the position but that the contract...
The news on North Korea is spun again. Here's why it matters. | The Knife Media
On Tuesday morning, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan's Hokkaido island and into the sea off its eastern coast. According to the South Korean...
In an emergency, data is better than drama. The Harvey coverage hasn't always delivered. | The...
Tropical Storm Harvey has caused heavy rain and tornadoes in parts of Texas, flooding in the nation's fourth-largest city Houston, and the deaths of as many as nine people. The...
The blame game: Trump, Congress and the debt ceiling | The Knife Media
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that getting approval for the debt ceiling bill was "now a mess" because of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House of...

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