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What’s Trending in Florida News? Week of August 11 – 17

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Sachs Media Group

17 August

What news stories do Floridians really care about? And which Florida news outlets are leading the online discussion?

To answer these questions, our digital media gurus analyzed the most viral Florida news of this week — curated by reactions, comments, and shares — to find out “What’s Trending in Florida News?”

This week’s news stories have been all about driving inspiration, hope, and change — from protests along Florida’s beaches in response to the algae crisis, to Taylor Swift fans showing their support for sexual abuse survivors during her concert in Tampa, to a group of South Florida school employees donating their sick days to a fellow teacher.

While the Facebook leaderboard remained about the same as last week, Tampa Bay Times reclaimed the #1 spot on Twitter, with nearly 4,000 more social interactions than the #2 spot.
 

TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK


 

TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER


 

TRENDING ON FACEBOOK

 

Thousands of Floridians line up along Siesta Key Beach to call for action amid the algae crisis.

A missing Marion County girl is found safe.

A Florida bus driver is fired after punching a passenger who spit on him and used racial slurs.

‘I did it on purpose.’ A man is arrested after causing a disturbance at Orlando International Airport.

A Florida man is caught on camera stealing a pit bull puppy from a Davie home.


 

TRENDING ON TWITTER

 

Taylor Swift fans hold up dollar bills during her performance in Tampa to support survivors of sexual abuse on the anniversary of the singer’s lawsuit victory.


 

Orlando police officer, Kevin Valencia was shot in the head two months ago and remains in a coma. Since he couldn’t join his son on the first day of kindergarten, his fellow officers escorted the little boy to school.


 

Employees at a South Florida school donate their sick days to a fellow teacher with cancer.


 

The shooter of the controversial Clearwater Stand Your Ground case faces charges.


 
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, August 17, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, August 11, 2018 and August 17, 2018.