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?”
While most of this week’s news stories revolved around the Parkland shooting and Florida’s gun laws, there were also some light-hearted stories that got people talking — both of which were quite hairy … literally.
Last week’s top 3 news outlets on Facebook (WFLA News Channel 8, WSVN-TV, WJXT4 The Local Station) held onto their rankings this week.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Activists protest Publix’s donations to Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam.
Haunting cell phone video recorded by the Parkland school shooter is released.
We don’t swim in your bathtub, so please don’t shave your legs in the pool… Apparently this woman missed the memo.
An 8-month-old girl is mauled to death by a dog in Miramar.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Publix halts its campaign donations minutes before students stage ‘die-in’ protests.
BREAKING: Publix suspends political donations as Parkland’s @davidhogg111 leads die-in protest: https://t.co/rLA4Nr3yYY
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) May 25, 2018
Our votes count! Parkland activists spur voter registration at 1,000 schools.
Parkland activists spur voter registration at 1,000 schools #MSDStrong #Parkland #MidtermElections @davidhogg111 @HeadCountOrg https://t.co/MAYyk5KDo3
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) May 29, 2018
‘You’re all going to die.’ Released cell phone videos capture Nikolas Cruz plotting the Parkland attack.
BREAKING: ‘You’re all going to die.’ Nikolas Cruz made cellphone videos plotting Parkland attack https://t.co/wnRIavRxOM pic.twitter.com/7RT9CyOjsr
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) May 30, 2018
Puppies! A service dog gives birth to 8 puppies at a Florida airport gate.
AIRPORT PUPPIES! A woman and her daughter were waiting at their gate in the Tampa airport when one of their service dogs went into labor, giving birth to 8 puppies right in the terminal! https://t.co/KbfWZL4prL pic.twitter.com/41YwXndzEh
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) May 25, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, June 1, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, May 26, 2018 and June 1, 2018.