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Journalism in a Time of Disruption 
SABEW’s 56th annual Spring conference will explore the many challenges – and opportunities – our industry faces today. Through skills session, keynotes and networking, we’ll help reporters and news managers do their jobs better and make sense of what’s happening in our industry. We look forward to seeing you at ASU’s casual campus setting in sunny Phoenix where you’ll get a chance to connect with colleagues old and new and ensure that business journalism continues to thrive.

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Maud Beelman

ASU's Howard Center for Investigative Journalism
Executive editor
Maud Beelman, the award-winning U.S. investigations editor for The Associated Press, is the founding executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University.

Beelman holds the faculty rank of professor of practice and leads the new Scripps Howard Foundation-funded institute at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
The Howard Center, named in honor of news pioneer and media executive Roy W. Howard, will develop a new cadre of investigative journalists by tapping into time-honored in-depth reporting methods, new technology-enabled reporting and storytelling techniques, and research methods incorporated from a wide array of other fields such as law, business, medicine, the arts and the social sciences. As U.S. investigations editor for The Associated Press, Beelman led a multiplatform team of national investigative reporters. The team’s most recent works include an investigation into the Pentagon’s handling of sexual assaults among U.S. military dependents and an in-depth look at the safety and regulation of medical devices.

Previously, she was the deputy managing editor for projects at the Dallas Morning News, leading a 15-member team focused on investigative and enterprise stories. Beelman also was the founding director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. ICIJ, launched by the Center for Public Integrity, was the first global network of investigative reporters. She built and supervised a network of more than 90 journalists in 45 countries, designing and delivering award-winning international investigations. Her honors include the George Polk Award, Sigma Delta Chi Award, ABA Silver Gavel, National Headliner Award and awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, Associated Press Media Editors and Society of Professional Journalists. Beelman started her news career after receiving a master’s degree from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. She joined the AP as a reporter and editor, working in news bureaus in Louisiana, Florida and Pennsylvania and later in New York and Washington. She also was a foreign correspondent, covering the wars in the former Yugoslavia, post-war conflict in Iran and Iraq, German reunification and other major stories across Europe and the Middle East. Her foreign work parallels that of the center’s namesake, the late Roy W. Howard.