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’s hot stories focused on the standoff that took place in Orlando on Monday, as well as some eerie gator encounters.
WESH 2 News bumped out WJXT4 The Local Station for the #2 spot on Facebook this week. Meanwhile, Florida newspapers gained traction on Twitter, holding down 4 of the top 10 spots.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Orlando standoff results in the death of four children and puts a police officer in a coma.
A “squirrely” Magic Kingdom park guest is caught on camera stealing a pack of peanut M&M’s from a shop.
Search teams find the body of a woman who was dragged into a lake by an alligator in Davie.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Just another sunny/rainy day in Florida…
How’s this for Florida weather? Pouring on one side of the building, sunny on the other side! ? pic.twitter.com/cw0GVtrK83
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) June 12, 2018
Why did the alligator cross the runway? Yeah… we don’t know either.
Only in Florida does a plane have to wait for an alligator on the runway! ?
(Video: Anthony Velardi) pic.twitter.com/Lp7MkCwDJT
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) June 11, 2018
An Orlando police officer is shot after trying to rescue four children who were being held hostage. The gunman and children were found dead 24 hours later.
An Orlando police officer was shot overnight and the gunman is holding 4 children hostage.
Here’s what we know:
-Officer shot is expected to survive
-4 children held hostage in apartment
– Children are ages 1,7,10 and 12.
– Started as a domestic violence situatiuon pic.twitter.com/bKE91AzTCr
— WESH 2 News (@WESH) June 11, 2018
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) June 12, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, June 15, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, June 9, 2018 and June 15, 2018.