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 migrant caravan: How media coverage polarizes the immigration debate | The Knife Media
A caravan of more than a thousand immigrants from Central America were traveling as a group through Mexico towards the U.S. border over the weekend, Buzzfeed first reported on...
Brazilian court rules former president Lula to be jailed during second corruption appeal | The...
Brazil's highest court ruled on Thursday that former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva would not be allowed to remain free while he appeals his 12-year sentence for...
Trump tweets about media bias, following online video of Sinclair anchors repeating scripted...
On Monday, President Donald Trump posted on Twitter about bias in the media, saying Sinclair Broadcast Group was "superior" to CNN and NBC News. Sinclair is a television...
Unspinning the news of the Brazilian court order to imprison Lula | The Knife Media
Brazil's highest court ruled on Thursday that former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva would not be allowed to remain free while he appeals his 12-year sentence for...
Facebook announces data policy changes, says 87 million users' data 'improperly shared' with...
Facebook said in a blog post Wednesday it believed the data of up to 87 million users, about 82 percent of them from the U.S., had been "improperly shared" with Cambridge...
Teachers walk out, protest in Oklahoma and Kentucky | The Knife Media
Teachers in Oklahoma walked out on Monday, seeking pay raises and additional school funding. Teachers in Kentucky protested Monday as well, opposing changes to their pension...
Reuters & the NYT: Reporting on Trump with facts or drama | The Knife Media
White House: IS in Syria 'almost completely destroyed'; US, partners 'remain committed' to eliminating it In a statement Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee...
The Tesla accident: How media distorts the perception of safety | The Knife Media
On Friday, Tesla, Inc. released a statement saying its Autopilot driver-assistance system was engaged before a fatal Model X accident in Mountain View, California on March 23....
Ingraham and Hogg: How the media reinforces dishonorable discourse | The Knife Media
Laura Ingraham, host of "The Ingraham Angle" on Fox News, tweeted an apology to David Hogg on Thursday after she tweeted the day before that Hogg was rejected by four colleges...
Widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter found not guilty | The Knife Media
Noor Salman, the widow of the man who shot and killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Florida, was acquitted on Friday of providing material support to a terrorist...
Chemical weapons group rejects Russian request for joint investigation of Skripals poisoning |...
On Wednesday, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) voted to reject Russia's request for a joint investigation with the U.K. into the March 4 poisoning...
Van der Zwaan sentenced for making false statements to Mueller investigation | The Knife Media
Alex van der Zwaan, a U.K.-based Dutch attorney who pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents in February, was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 days in prison followed...
Israeli forces kill at least 12 Palestinians, injure 1000 along Gaza border | The Knife Media
Israeli security forces killed at least 12 Palestinians in a confrontation with protesters along the Gaza border with Israel on Friday, according to Gaza medical officials. The...
Tesla: Autopilot engaged before fatal California Model X crash | The Knife Media
On Friday, Tesla, Inc. released a statement saying its Autopilot driver-assistance system was engaged before a fatal Model X accident in Mountain View, California on March 23....
At least 4 injured in shooting at YouTube headquarters in California; shooter dies | The Knife Media
A shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday resulted in at least four people being transported to the hospital. Authorities said the shooter was...
Boko Haram attack in northeastern Nigeria kills 20, injures 82 | The Knife Media
Nigeria's State Emergency Management Agency said on Monday that Boko Haram fighters attacked villages outside the city of Maiduguri in the country's northeastern Borno state,...
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Caravan of Central American immigrants traveling through Mexico towards US border | The Knife Media
A caravan of more than a thousand immigrants from Central America were traveling as a group through Mexico towards the U.S. border over the weekend, Buzzfeed first reported on...
Top 10 distorted headlines of the week | The Knife Media
The Knife's selection of distorted headlines this week covers a good portion of the distortion gamut: dramatic and vague language, exaggerations, a musical play on words, and...
Syrian media report missile strike on airbase in Homs | The Knife Media
A Syrian military airbase near the city of Homs was attacked by missiles early Monday morning, leading to an unspecified number of casualties, according to a report by the...
US, UK soldiers killed in Syria; Trump says US leaving the country 'very soon' | The Knife Media
In Syria on Thursday, an American and a British soldier were killed by an improvised explosive device, U.S. officials and the British Ministry of Defence said on Friday. There...
Russia calls Facebook's removal of 273 pages and accounts associated with indicted Russian...
On Thursday, Russia called Facebook's announcement that it had removed a total of 273 pages and accounts associated with the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA)...
Top 10 distorted headlines of the week | The Knife Media
The Knife's selection of distorted headlines this week covers a good portion of the distortion gamut: dramatic and vague language, exaggerations, a musical play on words, and...
Judge proposes requiring warning labels on coffee in California | The Knife Media
On Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle rendered a proposed ruling that would require "sellers of ready-to-drink coffee" in California to provide warnings...
Israeli forces kill at least 12 Palestinians, injure 1000 along Gaza border | The Knife Media
Israeli security forces killed at least 12 Palestinians in a confrontation with protesters along the Gaza border with Israel on Friday, according to Gaza medical officials. The...
Israeli forces kill at least 12 Palestinians, injure 1000 along Gaza border | The Knife Media
Israeli security forces killed at least 12 Palestinians in a confrontation with protesters along the Gaza border with Israel on Friday, according to Gaza medical officials. The...
Israeli forces kill at least 12 Palestinians, injure 1000 along Gaza border | The Knife Media
Israeli security forces killed at least 12 Palestinians in a confrontation with protesters along the Gaza border with Israel on Friday, according to Gaza medical officials. The...
Russia announces expulsion of 150 diplomats in response to other countries' expulsions | The...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced on Thursday that Russia would expel 60 diplomats from the U.S. and 90 diplomats from other countries, in response to those...
China introduces tariffs on $3B worth of US exports | The Knife Media
Chinese tariffs on 128 goods imported from the U.S. went into effect on Monday, totaling up to $3 billion dollars U.S., according to the Chinese government. China first...
Kim Jong Un visits Xi in China, says his country is 'committed to denuclearization' of Korean...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made an unofficial visit to China from Sunday to Wednesday, according to Chinese state-run news outlet Xinhua. Kim met Chinese President Xi...

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