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.
#BREAKING By a 534-94 margin, deputies vote no confidence in Broward County sheriff Scott Israel https://t.co/JTNj2IjzO0 pic.twitter.com/hXTJYgOBmY
— 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.
Teachers show support outside Stoneman Douglas as walkout day begins across US: https://t.co/ztpsjH4VpN pic.twitter.com/8ef42dbPxQ
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) April 20, 2018
Students at Cooper City High School walked out of class on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre to form a heart on their football field for #NationalSchoolWalkout pic.twitter.com/GgnBVoDjXE
— 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.
Watch this judge brutally berate a woman in a wheelchair. The woman died. The judge has quit.https://t.co/hlEe8kBrqJ pic.twitter.com/LjOJxJmFPS
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) April 21, 2018