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?”
It was a crazy (and somewhat terrifying) week in Florida news — from flesh-eating bacteria to an explosion at a South Florida shopping center. And don’t even get us started on hurricane season ramping up …
While Facebook’s leading news outlets were all TV stations, several print media outlets made it to the top of the Twitter leaderboard this week, including the Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times, and Orlando Sentinel.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Yikes! A Port Charlotte woman gets a flesh-eating bacteria in her foot at a popular Florida beach.
Caught on camera! A surveillance camera captures a man falling from the roof of a Fort Myers business building onto a car parked outside.
Hurricane season is officially here!
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Florida billionaire Jeffrey Epstein is arrested in New York on sex trafficking charges.
BREAKING: Florida billionaire Jeffrey Epstein reportedly arrested in New York on sex trafficking charges. Via @thedailybeast Read our November full #PerversionofJustice investigation into Jeffrey Epstein at https://t.co/QGDETNw7sZ
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) July 7, 2019
The Miami Herald Editorial Board explains why they believe Alex Acosta should resign following a deal he made with Jeffrey Epstein (Update: Acosta resigned today).
Alex Acosta made an ethically compromised decision 10 years ago. Today, he should resign. From the Miami Herald Editorial Board: https://t.co/ZDWQQ26CIm pic.twitter.com/hoFoJyaExm
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) July 9, 2019
A vacant pizza restaurant at a South Florida shopping center explodes, injuring more than 20 people.
PLANTATION EXPLOSION: Officials have not yet released details on how many injuries occurred after a gas explosion at The Fountains shopping center in Plantation – https://t.co/21ds3fW4iq pic.twitter.com/sKylgUUMRd
— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) July 6, 2019
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, July 12, 2019. It covers the period between Saturday, July 6, and July 12, 2019.