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?”
In light of some of the tragic news stories that took place this week, the generosity of one Tallahassee cop will restore your faith in humanity.
WSVN dominated the social media leaderboards this week, with nearly half a million interactions on Facebook and 25 times as many interactions as the 2nd most active news outlet on Twitter.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
There really are good people in this world! A Tallahassee cop helps a homeless man groom his beard … and land a job.
A father sacrificed his life while shielding his son from gunfire during a shooting in Miami Gardens.
Demolition Disaster: A man is injured during a building collapse in Miami Beach.
Keep your hands to yourself … or you might get knocked down, rightfully so.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
17 years later, the “I-4 Eyesore” building is finally finished!
BREAKING NEWS | The ‘I-4 Eyesore’ lights up after 17 years of construction! #LetThereBeLight
Florida’s Primary Election season is quickly approaching! Are you registered to vote?
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) July 23, 2018
Several University of Florida football players face student conduct violations after an incident involving Airsoft guns on campus.
EXCLUSIVE: UF football players face student conduct violations for on-campus confrontation with weapons involving a reported Gainesville-area gambler, according to report https://t.co/IUPBBSND2V pic.twitter.com/1kjGH3CRsJ
— First Coast News (@FCN2go) July 26, 2018
A man was fatally shot over a parking spot at a gas station in Clearwater.
Video shows a trip to buy candy for his 5-year-old son turned deadly for Markeis McGlockton when he ran into Michael Drejka, who was angry and ready to shoot him in the chest in front of his son https://t.co/TANVfqAGZx pic.twitter.com/TIEZ8a93mE
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) July 21, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, July 27, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, July 21, 2018 and July 27, 2018.