In-tweet purchases could be imminent, and why sports media are better innovators

Here’s our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day, and from Kristen Hare, a world roundup):

— In-tweet purchases might be coming to Twitter soon, according to screenshots shared by Re/code’s Jason Del Rey.

— At CJR, Sara Morrison explains why sports journalists have often been more willing to innovate: Pre-digital, “sports features tended to be the first things cut for space,” but “the internet solved that problem, and also allowed print journalists to match the pace of their television colleagues.”

— World Cup GIFs tweeted by @ReplayLastGoal are a copyright violation, FIFA is claiming, and ESPN and Univision have cracked down on Vine accounts from SB Nation and a video posted by Slate. Joseph Lichterman explains at Nieman Lab.

Jim Brady’s new TBD.com-like startup “will feature aggregation and curation, as well as partnerships with other local sites,” Rem Rieder writes at USA Today. “The goal is to create a one-stop shopping venue bringing together lots of content about the Philadelphia region, regardless of source.”

— The Atlantic’s successful media consultancy “differentiates itself by leaning on its relationship with Atlantic Media, which gives it both data and firsthand understanding of what makes media companies tick online,” Digiday’s Ricardo Bilton writes.


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