Media Relations Obama wins award for transparency—behind closed doors, ironically Credit the president for giving us an example of how the term is used correctly. By Kevin Allen@kevin_j_allenApril 1, 2011 SHARE Credit President Obama, however, with giving us a prime example of how the literary device should be used. Obama was presented with a “transparency” award—in a secret meeting. From Newser: To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.