What news stories do Floridians really care about? And which Florida news outlets are making waves?
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?”
While Facebook’s leading news stories covered everything from swimming chickens to a crazy case of road rage, the conversation on Twitter continues to revolve around gun control policies, especially in South Florida.
FOX 13 News Tampa Bay and WSVN 7 News once again came out on top, with more than half a million combined interactions this week.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Who you calling chicken? Sammi the Chicken is making waves for her travels throughout the Sunshine State, which wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the beach.
It’s the most magical day of the year! Floridians celebrate National No Housework Day by doing a whole lot of … you guessed it … NOTHING.
Twisters… in Florida? Two tornadoes were spotted this week during a stormy afternoon in Fort Lauderdale.
Looks like someone’s got a major case of road rage… Sarasota deputies search for driver seen ramming a motorcyclist with their car.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Miami Northwestern students hold a walkout to call for change after a fellow student and a former student were killed in a shooting over the weekend.
WATCH LIVE Students at Miami Northwestern HS walk out to protest gun violence in the neighborhood https://t.co/92AaiMiO3y pic.twitter.com/jsbA8cCdu3
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) April 10, 2018
Liberty City residents march on Brickell in downtown Miami to protest gun violence.
Live on #Periscope: Liberty City residents march on Brickell in downtown Miami to protest gun violence. WATCH: https://t.co/KgNGnem4yN pic.twitter.com/F3b8UX1ZWa
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 11, 2018
“Both of you failed us.” Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim blames the Sheriff and Superintendent for failing students and faculty.
‘Both Of You Failed Us’: Florida School Shooting Hero Blames Sheriff, Superintendent https://t.co/pXR0Timx5l
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) April 7, 2018
Should teachers be armed in the event of a school shooting? According to the Broward School Board, probably not.
#BREAKING: Broward School Board votes against arming teachers.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 10, 2018