PRESSTIME Update
Dec. 22, 2010

Newspapers move to take back coupons
Editor & Publisher
Group-buy coupons are rapidly gaining momentum, and newspapers are determined not to get left in the dust.More

Retail sales strong heading into final days before Christmas
CNBC
Customer Growth Partners President Craig Johnson expects this holiday season to surpass 2007's total sales record of $508 billion. This means that not only will this holiday season post the strongest year-over-year growth since 2005's 6.1 percent gain, but it could be the best since 1999's 8.8 percent increase, he said.More

Mobile, social Web are factors in the 2011 forecast
Mashable
The focus on mobile will continue to grow in 2011 with the launch of mobile- and iPad-only news products, but the greater focus for news media will be on re-imagining the approach to the open social Web. Emphasis will shift from searchable news to social and shareable news, as social media referrals close the gap on search traffic.More

Inland Press debates value of paywalls
News & Tech
The continuing debate over the benefits — and drawbacks — of erecting online paywalls dominated a panel discussion at Inland Press Association's 125th annual meeting.More

ABC picks mobile monitor app
News & Tech
The Audit Bureau of Circulations said it will use software from a Canadian firm to determine how users read newspapers and magazines on their mobile devices.More

Future sees iPad as a bookazine vehicle for now
paidContent.org
Future unveiled 14 new titles for iPad, each a tablet-specific niche brand that hadn't existed in print.More

Community newspapers continue to show strong readership
Arizona City Independent
Areas served by community newspapers continue to demonstrate heavy reliance upon their local papers for news and information. Seventy-three percent say they read a local newspaper at least once a week, a survey shows.More