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?”
Is the drop in temperatures affecting Floridians? From a passenger plane crashing into a building to a student sending a death threat to his professor, there must be something in the air…
Tampa TV news outlets WFLA News Channel 8 and FOX 13 News are neck and neck on this week’s Facebook leaderboard, each with social interactions surpassing half a million.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Yikes! A vehicle spins out of control on I-95, striking a state trooper.
Winter in Florida? HA!
A small plane crashes into an autism therapy center in Fort Lauderdale, killing the two passengers on board.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
A worldwide search is on to find the rare blood needed to save a young Miami girl with cancer.
A worldwide search is on for some of the rarest blood in the world to help save the life of a 2-year-old South Florida girl battling an aggressive cancer. Help spread the word to find her a match! https://t.co/bPklsCnsio pic.twitter.com/lZrYUzgwuK
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) December 3, 2018
A Florida Atlantic University student is arrested after tweeting a threat to kill his professor over the final exam time.
Police: FAU student threatens to kill professor for scheduling 7 a.m. final exam https://t.co/T8baMsk5Wf pic.twitter.com/NzqOIWUq3C
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) December 3, 2018
The Florida multimillionaire sex offender issues an apology … but not to his victims.
BREAKING: A trial that could have allowed the victims of serial sex abuser #JeffreyEpstein to finally tell their stories from a witness stand was aborted Tuesday when it was announced in court that the case had been settled. #PerversionofJustice https://t.co/84OLraDn3h
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) December 4, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, December 7, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, December 1, 2018 and December 7, 2018.