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for Independent Weekly Vol. 9 Issue 3, Jan. 16-22 1991
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Durham’s two newspapers have merged into the Herald-Sun to provide the city with a higher quality and more relevant newspaper. The priority is local news and to watch the money local officials spend. Editors say the merger will free up reporters to produce in-depth and investigative journalism, but reporters disagree. The paper has issued a two story per day quota to reporters which is contributing to low employee morale and might prompt reporters to pick easy stories to report on versus more challenging ones.
Against conventional wisdom, the Triangle area is not “recession proof” and is feeling the effects of the national recession. Local merchants, economists, and real-estate experts have shared some of the most concerning problems facing the area. The job picture for 1991 is predicted to be flat at best, the real-estate market is suffering and will struggle to rebound to former highs, and this recession could be worse than the 1982 recession.