What news stories do Floridians really care about? And which Florida news outlets are flying high (no… not that kind of flying high)?
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?”
We’re swinging into the weekend with lots of news coverage about Orlando’s new record-breaking swing ride, Starflyer, in addition to the latest recall alerts and continued conversations revolving around the Parkland shooting.
WFLA News Channel 8 swung into the #1 spot as Florida’s leading news outlet on social media this week, flying above perennial leader FOX 13 News Tampa Bay.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
We’re swinging high in Orlando, where the world’s tallest swing ride now stands!
Wise words from a wise woman. Floridians honor the life of Barbara Bush.
We’re not eggs-aggerating on this one… Publix eggs sold in Florida are included in recent recall of possibly tainted eggs.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
The world’s tallest swing ride, Starflyer, now stands in Orlando.
The world’s tallest swing ride now stands in #Orlando https://t.co/mFA8kHdoBR pic.twitter.com/i0smUJiIVC
— WESH 2 News (@WESH) April 13, 2018
A 22-year-old woman goes missing in Miami Gardens.
22-year-old missing from Miami Gardens suffers from seizures https://t.co/dVDnv9SU5H pic.twitter.com/RVyD2CoeCh
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 18, 2018
A judge orders BSO to release additional video footage of the response to the Parkland shooting.
BREAKING: Judge orders BSO to release more video footage that shows response to Parkland shooting. https://t.co/RngWsfvh8G pic.twitter.com/QiT93605Sf
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) April 18, 2018
A 13-year-old Parkland student asks President Trump for gun reform. The reply he gets leaves him stunned.
“What the heck?” An eighth-grader emailed President Donald Trump asking for gun control — and he got a surprising response. https://t.co/QrgNAa09ao pic.twitter.com/sKISOL6Ygv
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) April 15, 2018