Reporting on the most censored and underreported news stories of the year, The Independent believes the change of the area’s newspapers is that story. The News & Observer of Raleigh and The Durham Morning Herald of Durham have each undergone changes which readers may be unaware of. The N&O is under new leadership and has amassed a significant debt in its attempt to remain independently-owned. The Herald has cut jobs, streamlined the look of their paper, and added a new daily. Questions are many about the two papers and the future ahead, but both are likely to succeed in the eyes of this author.