Outstanding Single Story

First Place

“In Middle East, Coalition Aims to Ease Tension Over Water Resources” by Fred de Sam Lazaro, Correspondent; Nicole See, Producer/Editor; Tom Adair, Videographer; and Patti Parson, Managing Producer; PBS Newshour.

From the judges: Excellent and well-told story — in words and images — of water as yet another obstacle to peace. Israel’s progress constructing desalinization plants and the symbolic water immersion by a multi-ethnic coalition of Mideast mayors provided timely frame for reporter’s examination of developing water crisis.