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?”
With the 2019 legislative session well underway, it’s no surprise that some of this week’s leading stories revolved around new bills being considered in Florida.
WSVN 7 News stole the top spot from Miami Herald this week. Meanwhile, Facebook’s leaderboard was dominated by television news outlets.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
A Miami-Dade police officer is suspended after body cam footage reveals the use of excessive force.
Proposed legislation may allow undocumented immigrants to receive Florida driver’s licenses.
A tourist passes away after accidentally falling out of a car window in Miami.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
If passed, a Florida bill would charge people who abandon their dogs during a hurricane.
If passed, people who abandon their dogs during a hurricane would face a misdemeanor charge and a fine of up to $5,000.https://t.co/zt9uhEqQPJ
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) March 19, 2019
The Miami Herald’s “Perversion of Justice” investigation on Jeffrey Epstein receives the Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics.
The Miami Herald’s #PerversionofJustice investigation on Jeffrey Epstein receives Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics https://t.co/GVD29r6svf
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) March 21, 2019
Andrew Gillum launches a Florida voter registration campaign ahead of the 2020 Presidential election.
Andrew Gillum has launched a Florida voter registration group dedicated to defeating President Donald Trump’s re-election chances in the nation’s largest swing state. https://t.co/rPTW6A9rmT
— POLITICO Florida (@politicofl) March 20, 2019
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, March 22, 2019. It covers the period between Saturday, March 16, and March 22, 2019.