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’s been an emotional week in news, with the passing of the Bush’s Baked Beans dog, “Duke,” and the reunion of a chimpanzee and the humans who helped nurture him.
WJXT4 bumped First Coast News out of the top rankings for Facebook, while News 4 Jax snagged the #2 spot on the Twitter leaderboard.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
What’s better than a family reunion? A baby chimp from Miami’s Zoological Wildlife Foundation hugs his foster parents.
Don’t want your house to be “tide” to the land? Try a floating home in South Florida!
The 2018 Hurricane Season has started. Keep an “eye” on Beryl!
TRENDING ON TWITTER
It’s a sad day for all of us. We’ll miss Duke, the Bush’s Baked Beans dog.
Rest in peace, Duke: The dog that portrayed the beloved “Duke” in Bush’s Baked Beans commercials has passed away in central Florida after a battle with cancer https://t.co/8rBNj3lF1q pic.twitter.com/okZyHCY8gK
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) July 3, 2018
Singer Chris Brown was arrested in South Florida for Felony Battery Warrant.
Singer-songwriter Chris Brown arrested in Palm Beach County, Florida last night for out-of-county warrant. Has concert scheduled tonight in #tampa at the MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheatre (Florida State Fairgrounds). pic.twitter.com/HxEdlbBUct
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) July 6, 2018
Stoneman Douglas High School student encourages students to attend summit in D.C.
Pro-gun rights Parkland student Kyle Kashuv invites students to D.C. summit https://t.co/t7vhtJVbfz pic.twitter.com/i5fnZJ1Gs9
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) July 5, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, July 6, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, June 30, 2018 and July 6, 2018.