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Ron Harris

SC | SJ | MV | SF | ATL
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. Bio 'n junk:

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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 — 46,074 followers, 9,302 tweets

Jun 24, 2017

If I want a little cup to put extra ketchup in and you bring me something you call a ramekin, it’s not a ramekin. It’s a little damn cup.

Jun 23, 2017

@warrencrasta Can’t hear you. I have the Game 5 replay on too loud.

Jun 23, 2017

Hi @Philips. Can you tell me the maximum playing time for a common Red Book standard audio CD? Many thanks.

Jun 23, 2017

RT @APSouthRegion: "Smokey and the Bandit" fans head to the Atlanta area to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary 

Jun 22, 2017

@YOUNGTY @jillgilardi @jpdice_Fox6 @weswyattweather @WBRCweather Hi Tyler. Ron Harris here with The Associated Press. Do you have contact info or a way I can reach Andy to get permission for this video?

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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.