Yes, I strongly believe so. Transparency and clarity is always something to strive for. If we demand transparency from the sectors we’re covering and the people we’re interviewing, we should at the very least provide the same sort of transparency to our readers.
However, the lack of transparency is not the result of ignorance. I think it’s a result of the fact that we underestimate readers’ interest in these particular components. Much like how we often refrain from writing about the news industry itself out of fear of committing institutional navel-gazing.