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 giant wolf dogs to a man getting arrested over a straw, this week’s Florida news stories were anything but ordinary.
Miami Herald gained a strong lead on Twitter this week, with more than three 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 West Palm Beach man shows up at his son’s middle school with a loaded AK-47.
It’s so fluffy! Photo of a “giant wolf dog” at a Florida sanctuary goes viral.
Overcrowded Tampa Bay Area animal shelters beg for adoptions.
Prison over a straw?!? The man who attacked a McDonald’s worker over a straw gets jail time.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Federal court moves to unseal documents in Jeffrey Epstein scandal.
BREAKING: Federal court moves to unseal documents in Jeffrey Epstein case that could reveal evidence of an international sex trafficking operation https://t.co/BPv01pPSW3 #PerversionofJustice
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) March 11, 2019
A West Palm Beach dad is arrested for bringing an AK-47 to his son’s school.
Dad arrested for bringing AK-47 to school after son said teacher ‘slammed’ him, cops say https://t.co/ZV2PEFCMNr pic.twitter.com/FNAwoYmpXc
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) March 12, 2019
MMA star Conor McGregor is released from a Miami-Dade County jail after allegedly smashing a man’s phone.
WATCH: Footage from moments ago as MMA star #ConorMcGregor leaves jail in Miami-Dade County. He was arrested earlier today after allegedly smashing a man’s phone and taking it. Read the latest here: https://t.co/EdMPjTYBMp pic.twitter.com/hDASDqwV3C
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) March 12, 2019
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, March 15, 2019. It covers the period between Saturday, March 9, and March 15, 2019.