Maud Beelman is director and executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University. She has been a journalist for three decades, most of that time in investigative news, and has worked across the media spectrum, from large international news organizations to independent, nonprofit outlets. She was the founding director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the world's first cross-border investigative reporting collaborative.
Before joining the ASU faculty, Maud was the U.S. Investigations Editor for The Associated Press. As a reporter, she was a domestic, foreign, and war correspondent, reporting from the Balkans, Europe, Iran, and Iraq. She has helped train journalists in the United States and abroad on investigative reporting and editing and serves on the board of directors of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, which annually awards grants for long-term investigative and enterprise projects. Her work has been honored with numerous national awards, including the George Polk, IRE, SPJ, ONA, and Overseas Press Club.