About Ron Harris
RON HARRIS is a reporter and multimedia editor/producer at the South Regional office of The Associated Press in Atlanta, Ga. His responsibilities include the planning, oversight and delivery of multimedia content for AP stories originating out of the southeast U.S. region. Ron is a native of Santa Cruz, Calif. and holds degrees in Journalism and English from San Francisco State University. He has worked for The AP for 17 years, beginning as an editorial assistant and completing The AP internship program before moving on to a full-time general assignment reporter position at the AP's San Francisco bureau where he worked for 14 years. Since then, he's made headlines around the world for his coverage of the digital music revolution and the videogame industry, among other various topics. He was the winner of the 2005 Bernard Hurwitz Award for Excellence in Reporting for his coverage of the video game industry, and was a member of the AP reporting team that won the 2010 George Polk Award for environmental reporting coverage of the Gulf oil spill. Ron was also a member of the AP reporting team that won the 2011 Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit for The AP's breaking news Coverage of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Ron enjoys good tennis (played a summer on the pro circuit in Europe), bad golf (95 is bad, right?) and new technology.
- Occupation: Journalist
- Organization: The Associated Press
- Location: Atlanta, GA 30303 USA
- Website: http://www.journorati.com/
- Twitter: @Journorati
- Facebook: therealronharris
- Was accepted for Jan 06-11 2008 Multimedia Training.
Digital media stories published elsewhere by Ron Harris:
- Early recordings 
Flash interactive that looks at early audio recordings made by famed American inventor Alexander Graham Bell and his colleagues. The original glass, wax and copper platters were digitally analyzed and their sounds reconstructed and played publicly for the first time on Dec. 13, 2011. I made this interactive in about two hours.
- The Gulf spill: A year later 
This was one of our largest ongoing projects for 2010, and the updates continue. We weaved photos, video and some database work into this Flash interactive.
Content on this site written by Ron Harris (includes contributory writing):
- Just Your Type : Typewriting in Berkeley
- Berkeley typewriters Joe and Jesse Banuelos have been caring for keyboards for nearly 40 years.