Transparency is the new 'buzz word' in the 21st century journalism ethics. With low levels of trust in journalism, the tsunami of online information sources, and the ability of every citizen to be a publisher, journalism scholars argue that increased transparency of editorial decision making, as well as disclosure of personal values and interests by reporters, will increase public trust in journalism and help secure its future.
However, research shows that attempts at greater journalistic transparency have not necessarily resulted in increased trust and in some cases greater transparency might have the opposite effect. This ambivalence toward the ideal of transparency is reflected in this sculpture. The sculpture has been made from recovered glass blocks which have been cleaned, reused and re-imagined as a glass sculpture. The undulating glass surfaces tease the viewer with a promise of transparency, but never fully disclose or expose.
Her words could be applied to so many situations. Transparency is the word hey!