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?”
Many of this week’s trending news stories revolved around Florida’s waterways — from the spread of red tide to Sarahan Dust making its way to South Florida to a major drug bust at Port Everglades.
WFLA News Channel 8 and WSVN 7 News continue to hold down the #1 spot on social media, with Tampa Bay Times leading close behind on Twitter.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Two Palm Beach Gardens cops save a toddler from choking on a chicken nugget at Gardens Mall.
That’s not a hurricane… it’s dust! Saharan Dust makes its way north, sweeping across South Florida.
The U.S. Coast Guard offloads more than seven tons of cocaine at Port Everglades.
As the red tide moves north, dead fish are found along Manatee beaches.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
The Broward County School Board unanimously votes to allow medical marijuana use on school grounds.
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) August 7, 2018
The Broward County School Board asks a judge to hold the Sun Sentinel in contempt over a school shooter report.
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) August 7, 2018
A gay Florida teen kicked out of his home will pay $0 to attend Georgetown.
A Florida valedictorian whose parents kicked him out because he was gay will pay $0 to attend college. https://t.co/mEvTyTProl
— News4JAX (@wjxt4) August 7, 2018
A Florida mom has an emotional goodbye with her children at Orlando International Airport after her bid to stay in the U.S. was rejected.
Alejandra Juarez, 38, has an emotional goodbye this morning with her children Pamela, 16, and Estela, 8, at Orlando International Airport as U.S Rep. Darren Soto looks on. After multiple rejections in her bid to stay in the U.S., the wife of a Polk Count… https://t.co/cFV2pIyiBp pic.twitter.com/WtFRfJ8aHo
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) August 3, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, August 10, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, August 4, 2018 and August 10, 2018.