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 summer just around the corner, it’s no surprise that an alligator and a shark made an appearance in this week’s viral Florida news stories.
WFLA News Channel 8 claimed the #1 spot on Facebook, with previous winner Fox 13 News Tampa Bay trailing close behind. Meanwhile, WSVN 7 News moved up to the #1 spot on Twitter, with twice 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 search is underway to find the owner of a necklace filled with ashes found at Siesta Key.
Yikes! An 11-foot-long gator breaks into the kitchen of a Clearwater home.
Now that’s a jaw-dropping sight! Incredible video captures a shark circling around a swimmer in Panama City Beach.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
The Medical Examiner’s Office confirms the identity of a decomposed body found in a Miami Gardens canal.
#BREAKING: The Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the decomposed body found in a Miami Gardens canal is 41-year-old Kameela Russell, a school employee and mother of two who disappeared from her aunt’s driveway. https://t.co/Q122UXW7lh
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) May 29, 2019
Federal prosecutors demand Cindy Yang records from Mar-a-Lago, Trump campaign.
NEW: Federal prosecutors this week sent subpoenas to Mar-a-Lago and Trump Victory, a political fundraising committee, demanding they turn over all records relating to Republican Party donor Li “Cindy” Yang and several of her associates and companies https://t.co/ezp4FiaItF
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) May 29, 2019
A federal judge ruled that South Florida rapper Kodak Black will be held in jail without bond following his arrest on weapons charges.
A federal judge ruled South Florida rapper #KodakBlack be held in jail without bond following his arrest on weapons charges which prevented him from performing at the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival.https://t.co/fVokWdiztm
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) May 29, 2019
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, May 31, 2019. It covers the period between Saturday, May 25, and May 31, 2019.