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?”
From stunning sunrises along the coast to inspirational sheriff stories, it was a very uplifting week for Florida news.
Miami Herald was the clear frontrunner on Twitter this week, with more than four times as many interactions as the #2 spot.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
A Florida man battles for a huge tarpon off the coast of Sanibel. You won’t believe who wins!
A Polk County Sheriff surprises a young cancer survivor with a new bike after his was stolen.
Can YOU think of one?
TRENDING ON TWITTER
South Floridians marvel at a beautiful sunrise off the coast of Miami Beach.
WOW! Take a look at the sunrise off the coast of Miami Beach this morning pic.twitter.com/ayeIareims
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 1, 2019
ULTRA concertgoers had to walk across the Rickenbacker Causeway after not being able to get on the festival’s shuttle buses.
NEW THIS MORNING: @ultra concertgoers had to walk across the
Rickenbacker Causeway overnight, after they say they could not get on the festival’s shuttle busses. No word on if #Ultra is making changes for tonight. pic.twitter.com/79XrJcpTrk
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) March 30, 2019
A Texas sheriff takes inspiration from a Florida deputy.
A sheriff in Texas is grateful to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, after finding the deputy who inspired him to pursue a career of fighting crime. He was only 15 years old at the time, when that deputy saved his family from an abusive man, he says. https://t.co/uoUox23rGH
— Fox 35 News (@Fox35News) April 3, 2019
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, April 5, 2019. It covers the period between Saturday, March 30, and April 5, 2019.