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Journalists, let's create stories for Alexa


"Alexa, tell me how to make chilaquiles."

This was one of the conversational commands University of Southern California journalism students programmed when creating a new skill for the Amazon Echo device that uses Alexa voice-powered technology. Chilaquiles is a Mexican dish made with corn tortillas and chili sauce, but this story wasn't just about a recipe.

The students put themselves in the place of their users and thought Amazon Echo would be an interesting device to experiment with. 

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