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?”
This week was full of unusual news stories in Florida — from the discovery of a mysterious 20-foot cross that washed ashore in Ft. Lauderdale to a woman who threw a frozen pork chop at her boyfriend … and got arrested for it.
Fox 13 News Tampa Bay gained a stronger lead against WFLA News Channel 8 this week, with nearly 400,000 more social interactions (compared to only 100,000 more social interactions last week).
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Holy cross! A giant cross washes ashore on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Deputies locate a 12-year-old girl who went missing in Crystal River.
Authorities cancel a statewide missing child alert after finding two missing Miami boys.
Don’t make me “pork chop” you! Who knew a pork chop could be used for something other than eating?
TRENDING ON TWITTER
The Department of Justice opens probe into the plea deal of Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy New York investor accused of child molestation in Palm Beach.
BREAKING: Justice Department opens probe into Jeffrey Epstein plea deal https://t.co/uPCkcMwONM pic.twitter.com/pozntWvYw6
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) February 6, 2019
A TSA officer is found dead after jumping from a balcony at Orlando International Airport.
Police investigate after man jumps from balcony at Orlando International Airport, OPD says https://t.co/Qqwv62tprV pic.twitter.com/OpdpmroiQb
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) February 2, 2019
VP Mike Pence whips up the Venezuelan crowd in Doral, pledging continued support.
‘Time for action’: Pence whips up Venezuelan crowd in Doral, pledges continued support https://t.co/xvctF0odqM pic.twitter.com/lRqoQS7COW
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) February 1, 2019
Australian punter Louis Hedley gives the Miami Hurricanes a head start on National Signing Day.
Australian punter Louis Hedley gives Hurricanes head start on National Signing Day https://t.co/vDjELqYxGw pic.twitter.com/JcPZOI3x7A
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) February 6, 2019
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, February 8, 2019. It covers the period between Saturday, February 2, and February 8, 2019.