“At no stage was there ever any entertainment of not publishing,” Matt Veto, faculty advisor of The Brown and White and professor of practice in journalism and communication, said in April 2020.
A majority of their award-winning coverage—spanning from June 15, 2020 through June 14, 2021— came while the newsroom was fully remote. During that time, The Brown and White’s coverage included regional reports regarding the 2020 election, the continued challenges of the pandemic in all facets of life, and numerous breaking news and investigative stories on Lehigh's campus and in the surrounding Bethlehem community.
"The past year brought on so many challenges for us as a staff, and we were doing so much to just get through and get to the next press night, but there were times where it felt like what we were doing was magical and special," Emma Satin ’21, Spring 2021 editor-in-chief of The Brown and White, said. "I know Jordan and I both walked away so proud of the work our entire team put in, and to have that work be recognized on such a large scale is an honor."