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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 124 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...

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@Journorati — 44,692 followers, 9,380 tweets

Sep 21, 2017

So, @PretzelCrisps followed me and I was trying to think of something slick to say, but I can’t. Because those things are my actual jam.

Sep 21, 2017

@BYU Awwwwwww…. it’s lit now. *Can dancing the Charleston be far behind?*

Sep 20, 2017

@LindseyThiry Interesting, but odd that you write Sammy Watkins believes it. You only know that he told you he believes it. There’s a difference.

Sep 15, 2017

RT @LisaLoeb: NEW song premiere on @VarietyMag. Hear "What the World Needs Now is Love" from @amazonmusic #LullabyGirl!…

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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.