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Amazon sponsor of IJF19: Alexa and the Echo series support journalism



Amazon sponsor of IJF19: Alexa and the Echo series support journalism

Amazon will participate in the International Journalism Festival to be held in Perugia from 3 to 7 April 2019. The central theme of the initiative is innovation in the production and dissemination of news.

In fact, there are more and more tools that facilitate direct access for readers to information of all kinds. Give it smart speakers supported by artificial intelligence to podcasts and audiobooks, the choice is really wide and it’s really impossible to be completely oblivious to something.

Amazon: sponsor of the International Journalism Festival for 6 years

Amazon, in particular, will hold gods panels dedicated to how the voice can enhance the interaction of readers and customers with the media through Alexa and Echo devices and the opportunities offered by the Alexa Skills Kit to the information industry in Italy.

Beppe Severgnini instead he will be the special guest of the panel organized by Audible: a literary performance to present his latest essay “Italians stay “, written and interpreted by himself, and show how journalists can broaden their audience through an audio entertainment format such as audio books.

This is Amazon’s sixth year in a row as a sponsor of the International Journalism Festival: the idea shared by Amazon and the Festival sees the reader at the center of everything and tries to promote tangible help, in the dissemination of their writings, to content creators, whether they are journalists or authors of all kinds. In the 5-day full-immersion, journalists will be able to exchange views with readers on the implications of the profound changes that are affecting the world of knowledge. News of this era comes as a free flow and the means by which they travel appear to be in constant evolution.

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