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Ron Harris

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Reporter and Multimedia Producer — Associated Press
As seen in: Associated Press, CBS News, Yahoo, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Salon, HuffPost and 125 more
Covers:  gadgets, gaming, videography, photography, music, electronics, software, hackers

@AP Reporter & Social Media Editor. Good photographer. Bad guitarist. Rides goofy. Opinions = me. RT ≠ endorsements. Bio: 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...

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@Journorati — 44,127 followers, 9,488 tweets

RT @APSouthRegion: What's it like to drive through snow and ice in normally balmy Atlanta? Come along for the ride. #atlantasnowhttps://t.co/gjI8AknBbN
I'm really uncomfortable with this photo. Like, maybe he could lighten up the vice grip? >>> Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir named Team Canada’s PyeongChang 2018 flag bearers  http://fw.to/GNppAqY 
Good friend and photographer extraordinaire Lily Dong makes me want to move to #LosAngeles tomorrow in this lovely @British_Airways piece: "A photographer’s perspective with Lilly Dong"  https://youtu.be/xWDxnbSuBiA  via @YouTube
Installing the @Google #artsandculture app and if I get a Modigliani match it’s going to be an issue.
Still ... >>>>> [4.68] Rubik's Cube One-Handed World Record Single----- Misscramble  https://youtu.be/LiXbsHkHHiM  via @YouTube
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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.