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?”
The most popular Florida news stories of the week revolved primarily around two things — children and animals. Thankfully, all of the children were okay! One alpaca, however, wasn’t so lucky…
South Florida news outlets dominated the Twitter leaderboard this week, claiming 6 of the top 10 spots.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
A 5-year-old missing Collier girl is found by deputies.
A Seminole County deputy saves a toddler who was left in a hot car overnight.
Osceola County deputies find a missing Kissimmee child who went missing last Friday.
More than 2,300 pets find their forever homes during the 8 On Your Side “Clear The Shelters” adoption drive.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Junk food kills… in this case, literally. An alpaca dies after overeating junk food that was dumped in a grazing field.
ALPACA DIED | Creekside Animal hospital say a man in a blue car dumped junk foods in the alpaca field which led to the death of one of their youngest animal – https://t.co/dSpkWhrxtb pic.twitter.com/gPLR84zGBB
— News4JAX (@wjxt4) August 20, 2018
A South Florida teenager is found days after going missing in Paris.
Search underway for Kendall teen who went #missing in Paris https://t.co/2qtt4qGGGf pic.twitter.com/dy5mgiwLim
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) August 18, 2018
It really is the happiest place on Earth! Disney offers tuition for employees who want to earn a degree, learn a trade, or receive a high school diploma.
Work perk: Disney says they will pay FULL tuition for their part-time and full-time hourly workers who want to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree, learn a trade, or finish a high school diploma! https://t.co/oh4ADYS86f pic.twitter.com/5aU4Llrxyt
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) August 22, 2018
A crocodile steals a Key Largo resident’s pool noodle. No… he didn’t get it back.
Yes, that’s a crocodile on a pool noodle. No, the human didn’t get it back https://t.co/uX0yH6TTDy pic.twitter.com/SEu4vojPt4
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) August 20, 2018
Rapper Kodak Black is released from Broward County jail after being arrested earlier this year.
Bill K. Kapri, better known as rapper Kodak Black, was released from Broward County jail early Saturday morning https://t.co/z1bw8EA69M pic.twitter.com/8WLJRnRnC4
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) August 18, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, August 24, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, August 18, 2018 and August 24, 2018.