Maud Beelman, United States, is deputy managing editor at The Dallas Morning News, where she directs a team of special projects reporters.
Her team's investigations, which have won numerous national and state awards, focus on holding public officials and agencies accountable. Their investigation into patient harm at Parkland Memorial Hospital prompted the federal government to put Dallas's main public hospital under a rare form of oversight by independent safety monitors. Other team investigations have examined racial bias in jury selection and the state's criminal justice system, including the Texas Youth Commission, where incarcerated juveniles were sexually, physically and mentally abused by guards and administrators.
Prior to joining The News in 2004, Beelman was the founding director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. ICIJ projects under her direction won the George Polk, IRE and SPJ awards for journalistic excellence.
Beelman worked for The Associated Press for 14 years. She covered German reunification, the Kurdish refugee crisis after the first Gulf war and, for five years, the wars in the former Yugoslavia.
Beelman is an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow and a contributor to Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know.
Read a Q&A with Beelman in ICIJ's Secrets of the Masters series.