From Austin to Anaheim: Futuri Across America!

Radio Show and Excellence In Journalism 2017 Futuri Speakers









Like many of you, Team Futuri isn’t wasting any time diving right in after the Labor Day break! This week, you can find us at two of media’s biggest conferences, where we’ll be seeing our valued partners, meeting new friends, and speaking about something very close to our hearts – the future of media.

At Radio Show, September 5-8 at Austin’s JW Marriott, you can see Futuri SVP/Operations Todd Thomas speak about Alexa Skills and more:

Radio and Voice-Control, Living Together

Wednesday, September 6, from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m

JW Marriott Austin JW Grand Ballroom Salons 1-2

Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod – how do broadcasters leverage these platforms and ensure predominant placement there? Hear some answers from experts in this quickly emerging field.

This panel, moderated by NAB Vice President, Technology Education and Outreach Skip Pizzi, is a must for anyone interested in the rapidly-growing smart speaker space.

On the West Coast, Jill Manuel and Georgia Beasley from Team TopicPulse will be at the Excellence in Journalism ‘17 conference, September 7-9 at the Anaheim Marriott . Stop by booth 507 to learn more about TopicPulse, the ultimate story discovery tool for broadcasters, and don’t miss Jill Manuel when she presents

Using Data as a Catalyst for Newsroom Culture Change

Thursday, September 7, from 12-12.30p

J-Expo Think Tank at the Anaheim Marriott

According to a 2017 digital news study by the Reuters Institute, over half (51%) of all Americans now get news via social media. This is up five percentage points since last year, and double the 2013 number.

News organizations all across the country are asking: how do we compete for attention in this fragmented news and information environment?

Increasingly, the answer is by using data-informed decision-making to create content more appealing to target audiences and do better journalism. And creating and maintaining a newsroom culture that embraces data-informed decision making is critical to success.

This workshop, led by veteran news executive and TopicPulse Product Manager Jill Manuel, explores ways to build a responsive, data-informed newsroom culture that empowers journalists to effectively use analytics in editorial decision-making.

If you’ll be in Austin or Anaheim (or both!), we’d love to see you! Email us at, call us at 877.221.7979 x1, or tweet us at @futuriinc. Hope to see you there!