How does technology affect our present day?
At any time, hundreds of small shifts affect our future. The world appears to be in transition with exponential rates of change emerging from a multiple of areas that will profoundly change how we live. One of the modern sources of change (e.g., environmental, social, etc.) in society and a primary connector between them is technology. Technology is omnipresent, improving how we experience the world and influencing society on multiple levels. But there is a more significant disruption at play, a shift beyond digital into an era where tech is built into all daily interactions. Tech trends that not just reshape our daily life, but society as a whole, allowing businesses in every industry to re-imagine what is impossible. An industry particularly shaped by the rise of new technologies is the newsroom industry. While the traditional newsroom sector is still struggling to implement digital strategies successfully, a great wave of tech’ disruption across the value chain is underway. Given all the disruption in the news, the timing seems ripe to illuminate respective tech trends in-depth. Due to the limited scope of the essay, the focus lies on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Radical Transparency (RT) elaborating on the development of a traditional German newsroom, the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), to ensure their long-term sustainability and competitiveness.