The Press: Accosting on the Street

New York City's Brobdingnagian Daily News (1,948,759 daily, 3,483,616 Sunday) has finally identified its most popular feature. Its research cost $45,000 and took a year, during which 500-odd different readers were polled every week. Away out in front in the reader-interest race: the Inquiring Fotographer column conducted by Jimmy Jemail on the editorial page.

During the past two decades underslung James Jemail, 47, tipping his hat and toting his 2¼ by 3¼ Speed Graphic, has accosted, questioned and photographed at least 150,000 people. More than 50,000 of his pictures, six to a column...

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