Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Electronic Investor Schedule Hiccups

An unfortunate side effect of the economic struggles of the last few years is that, on occasion, Barron’s ends up publishing fewer pages in an issue than the design calls for.  Even more unfortunately for fans of the Electronic Investor, columns written by freelancers (such as EI) are the first on the chopping block when the ad sales come up short. 

So next week, for the second time in the month of April, there will be no EI column.  This has happened a few times a year since about 2001, but seldom has it happened twice in the same month.  I think my work will run in the first May issue (the one that should have run in the 4/28/08 edition) but I don’t know for sure.

Freelancing is not for the faint of heart, especially these days.  What makes it especially tough for me right now is that quite a few of my recent columns had time value to them.  The one I was writing that got postponed 2 weeks ago is now past its expiration date in terms of news value, so it just won’t run in spite of the work I put into it. 

I sure hope the next one runs before it’s obsolete.  Wish me luck.  Or go buy some ad pages in Barron’s and insist that they run next to The Electronic Investor.  I’ve got a kid in college!! 

Posted by twcarey on 04/23 at 01:13 PM
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