What news stories do Floridians really care about? And which Florida news outlets are leading the online conversation?
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?”
It was a whirlwind of a week in Florida news, full of tornadoes, corpse flowers (yes, that’s a real thing), and more walkouts.
First Coast News nabbed the #1 spot as Florida’s leading news outlet on social media this week, bumping WFLA News Channel 8 to second. Both broadcast TV stations soared past other Florida-based media outlets, generating nearly twice as many social interactions as the #3 news outlet.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Yikes! A powerful tornado tears through Fort Walton Beach.
Did you see it move? Spectators eagerly wait for the famous Corpse Flower to bloom — a once-a-decade event.
A 12-year-old Wesley Chapel boy who went missing on Monday has been found safe.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Deputies have no confidence in Broward County sheriff Scott Israel, according to deputies union vote.
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) April 26, 2018
Teachers and students throughout Florida participate in the National School Walkout on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre.
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) April 20, 2018
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 20, 2018
A Broward County judge berates a frail woman. Three days later, the woman passes away and the judge resigns.
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) April 21, 2018