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 talked about news stories of the week revolved around the mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing over the weekend, and the rather heated results of the Florida governor’s race.
WPLG Local 10 News jumped to the #1 spot on Twitter this week, with nearly twice as many interactions as the #2 spot.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Mass shooter kills four people, wounds several others during a gaming tournament at the Jacksonville Landing.
Four kids are kidnapped by their non-custodial mother and her boyfriend. The kidnappers attempted to flee to Florida, but never made it out of Ohio.
Andrew Gillum is declared the winner of the Democratic governor’s race in Florida.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Rapper Lil Pump is arrested for driving without a license in Miami.
Rapper Lil Pump arrested for driving without licence, Miami police say https://t.co/zcSS93pZQ3 pic.twitter.com/loimxNh7hx
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) August 29, 2018
A Ferrari dealership in Fort Lauderdale sends a $3M Ferrari to a terminally ill boy so he could enjoy a thrilling ride.
The 11-year-old boy with terminal leukemia asked for racing stickers for his casket, so a Ferrari dealership in Fort Lauderdale sent a $3 million race car to Iowa — just so he could enjoy a thrilling ride https://t.co/2g7xShbVhr pic.twitter.com/f6hBaeAjWL
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) August 30, 2018
Rick and Ann Scott’s portfolio reveals a financial trail leading to the Cayman Islands.
Rick and Ann Scott’s financial trail leads to Cayman Islands tax haven https://t.co/lRbZYNX4KH pic.twitter.com/Nv9ppRdY19
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) August 27, 2018
Andrew Gillum wins Florida’s Democratic primary for governor, will face Republican nominee Ron DeSantis in November.
#BREAKING: Andrew Gillum wins Florida’s Democratic primary for governor, will face Republican nominee Ron DeSantis in Novemberhttps://t.co/G8w5Sn43LX pic.twitter.com/4iDtGIEqt2
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) August 29, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, August 31, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, August 25, 2018 and August 31, 2018.