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Brown & White Wins Big at Pennsylvania News Media Association's Keystone Awards

Four student editors from the Brown and White pose with awards certificate

Lehigh University's student newspaper, the Brown and White, is a cornerstone of the journalism program. We know it is great, and so does the rest of the state. 

At this year's Keystone Awards, the annual awards program sponsored by the Pennsylvania News Media Association, the Brown and White won the coveted "sweepstakes award," recognizing the most-awarded student journalism outlet at a medium-sized school. The award recognizes something we all know: Lehigh student produce some of the best journalism in the state.

Alongside the sweepstakes many individual articles and reporters also received recognition. A full list follows: 

General news

First place, Eddie Fuhrer, Liana Secondino & Sam Barney-Gibbs: Demonstration in support of Palestine draws mixed reactions

Honorable mention, Kirby Child: Swatting increases on college campuses nationwide

Feature Story

First place, Ella Morrissey: ShareCare: helping hands and lifting spirits

Second place, Sydney Weaver: History meets hospitality at Sayre Mansion


First place, Brendan Rego: Editorial writing

Second place, Layla Warshaw: Editorial writing


First place, Mujuni Mirembe: Outside the Binary


Honorable mention, The Brown and White Staff:


First place, Nina Cialone: The College Wallet

Excellence in Reporting on Diversity‚Äź Equity and Inclusion

Second place, The Brown and White Staff

In their own recap of the awards, the Pennsylvania News Media Association featured many of our own Brown and White staff, who shared their own perspectives on the value of journalism.