To comply with new U.S. Postal Service requirements for periodical mailings, the IRE Board of Directors at its 2 p.m. meeting on June 14, 2018 in Orlando will consider adding one line to the IRE Code of Bylaws:

“Section 5.07 IRE Journal. A copy of The IRE Journal shall be sent to each member of Investigative Reporters & Editors.”

The bylaws amendment would ensure that IRE qualifies for the periodical rate to mail the IRE Journal. The Postal Service requires this wording in order for IRE to receive non-profit periodical mailing privileges. Otherwise, IRE would have to mail the magazine at a higher rate per issue, increasing costs by $4,000. The IRE Journal will continue to be mailed to U.S. members. International members have the option of paying for mailing outside the United States or downloading a full PDF of the magazine on the IRE website.

As prescribed in the bylaws, IRE members will have at least 30 days before the meeting to submit comments about the proposed change. Any comments or questions may be submitted via bylaws@ire.org. Please submit your feedback by June 10.