Maud Beelman, United States is the U.S. Investigations Editor for The Associated Press. She is also the founding director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, building and leading ICIJ from its inception in 1997 to 2004.
Maud is a former AP domestic and foreign correspondent and covered German unification, Mideast conflict and the wars in former Yugoslavia. She later spent 10 years at The Dallas Morning News, directing local, regional and national investigations and enterprise.
Working for the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C., Maud helped identify and recruit some of the world’s leading investigative reporters for the nascent cross-border consortium, and her editorial leadership earned ICIJ/CPI its first George Polk journalism award and top honors from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) and the Society of Professional Journalists.
She serves on the boards of directors of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, which awards investigative reporting grants, and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and is a longtime IRE member and newsroom trainer.