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?”
Alligators, dolphins, cows, oh my! Needless to say, it was a wild week in viral Florida news!
Fox 13 News Tampa Bay held onto the #1 spot on Facebook while WSVN 7 News again was #1 on Twitter this week, with significantly more interactions than those in the #2 spot.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Why did the giant alligator cross the road? We’ll never know…
A suspect is charged with murder after killing two women and a 6-year-old child in Haines City.
How cute! A dolphin mom and newborn calf go for a swim and chase fish off St. Pete.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
A cellphone video captures possible use of excessive force by deputies in Tamarac.
#BREAKING: Cellphone video footage captured several rough arrests involving teens outside of a McDonald’s in Tamarac near JP Taravella High School.
STORY: https://t.co/UWoGhMrRGL pic.twitter.com/iOU0zE5fNQ
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 18, 2019
Proof that age is just a number! A grandmother fends off a 300-pound, half-naked attacker with a baseball bat in Gainesville.
‘PIYAH’: This 65-year-old Gainesville grandmother used a baseball bat to beat down a 300-pound, half naked man who tired to break into her car: https://t.co/FmYNLHutu9 pic.twitter.com/ethTJ9IGvj
— WESH 2 News (@WESH) April 17, 2019
They’re on the moo-ve! Escaped cows are caught roaming the streets of Miami Lakes.
Cows escape their pasture, take a brisk walk through the streets of Miami Lakes https://t.co/oLzQAn75dL pic.twitter.com/VTWNTvQavm
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) April 12, 2019
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, April 19, 2019. It covers the period between Saturday, April 13, and April 19, 2019.