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The Story of Deep Capture, Part 3

(return to The Story of Deep Capture, Part 2) But America’s leading financial journalists have been busy. In January 2006, just days after The Wall Street Journal’s glowing profile of David Rocker, Tim Mullaney of BusinessWeek emails Patrick with a list of “Just admit it – you slit your girlfriend’s throat” style questions provided to […]

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The Story of Deep Capture

You can download a printable version of The Story of Deep Capture here. By Mark Mitchell, with reporting by the Deep Capture Team Introduction – by Mark Mitchell  Published May 4, 2008 I began working on a version of this story in January 2006, while serving as an editor for the Columbia Journalism Review, a […]

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