Amanda Milkovits is a reporter at The Providence Journal, where she has covered crime and justice stories since 2000. She has won recognition and awards for articles about high-profile issues including sex trafficking, gang slayings and the impact of gun violence. She is accustomed to battling police agencies over public records, including The Journal’s attempt to obtain records of the state police investigation of the governor’s son’s underage drinking party. Milkovits holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Keene State College and a master’s degree in writing from Rivier University in New Hampshire. She previously worked for newspapers in New Hampshire and has been a daily reporter for more than 20 years. Milkovits has been a fellow at the Journalist Law School at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, the University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism’s “Reporting Sex Trafficking conference and the New England First Amendment Institute.