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Ron Harris

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Reporter and Multimedia Producer — Associated Press
As seen in: Associated Press, Yahoo, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Salon, HuffPost, USA Today and 109 more
Covers:  gadgets, gaming, videography, photography, music, electronics, software, hackers

Award-winning @AP reporter & Social/UGC editor. Good photographer. Bad guitarist. Rides goofy. CFOP. Bio 'n junk: muckrack.com/Journorati

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Biography

Full-time journalist for The Associated Press. Twenty-three years and counting. Born and raised in northern California. Currently working and living in greater metro Atlanta.

Primary role currently is reporter & Social/UGC editor for AP's southern U.S. region, and beyond when needed. Still w...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Editorial assistant at the San Francisco bureau of The AP.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Several.

How is social media changing news?

News moves fast. Social media, used smartly, can put you in the right direction quickly. Traditional reporting still key. Sorry kids.

The Grantham Prize

2011 - Awards of Special Merit
The Grantham jury recognized a 17-member AP team of journalists with an Award of Special Merit for the continued coverage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (the worst spill in US history) and the team’s tenacious effort in getting the story quickly and accurately.

The Deadline Club

2011 - Multimedia category
For The AP multimedia team's ongoing coverage of the Deepwater Horizon gulf oil spill, the team won a Deadline Club award in the best multimedia, interactive graphics and animation category.