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What’s Trending in Florida News? Week of December 29 – January 4

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Sachs Media Group

4 January

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?”

From fist fights over straws to alligator and whale sightings, it’s safe to say 2019 is off to a weird start in the Sunshine State. (Are we even surprised though?)

Fox 13 News held onto the #1 spot on Facebook this week, followed closely by WFLA News, each with over half a million interactions.
 

TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK


 

TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER


 

TRENDING ON FACEBOOK

 

That’s the last straw… A Florida man is arrested after grabbing a fast-food clerk in a fight over – you guessed it – a straw.

20 degrees? No thank you!

A massive alligator stops people in their tracks at the Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland.

TRENDING ON TWITTER

 

Whale watchers rejoice after spotting a calf off Jacksonville’s coast.


A giant alligator is caught strolling by the Circle B Bar Reserve in central Florida.


Here’s a New Year’s resolution that will help keep Florida drivers safe in 2019!

Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, January 4, 2019. It covers the period between Saturday, December 29, 2018, and January 4, 2019.