What news stories do Floridians really care about? And which Florida news outlets are making waves?
To answer these questions, our digital media gurus analyzed the most viral Florida news of this week — curated by views, comments and shares — to find out “What’s Trending in Florida News?”
Surprising sights dominated the social web this week, from shocking marine life off the coast of Florida to massive billboards in Times Square to surprises from Dwayne Wade.
While TV stations claimed all ten spots atop this week’s “What’s Trending in Florida News” Facebook rankings, they split the Twitter rankings with newspapers. WSVN 7 News ran away from the pack on Twitter, with several times more social interactions than the #2 spot (Tampa Bay Times).
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Dwayne Wade surprises students at Stoneman Douglas High School.
What a sight! An 8+ foot manta ray was spotted off Shell Key.
Wow! Tens of thousands of sharks migrate down the coast of Florida.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Dwayne Wade makes a surprise visit to Stoneman Douglas High School.
What an amazing lunch period for the students at Stoneman Douglas High School as @DwyaneWade made a surprise visit!
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) March 7, 2018
Florida Senate rejects AR-15 moratorium 21-17.
BREAKING: After passing two-year AR-15 moratorium on voice vote, Florida Senate reconsiders and rejects moratorium, 21-17.
— Steve Bousquet (@stevebousquet) March 3, 2018
A full billboard display in Times Square honors the Parkland shooting victims.
Stoneman Douglas alumni pushed for & were able to get this full billboard display in #TimesSquare.
(Photo Courtesy: Shane Fedderman) #MSDStrong #NYC pic.twitter.com/lDWqaMLq8U
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) March 6, 2018
Stoneman Douglas hero fights for his life in Intensive Care.
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) March 9, 2018
The #1 state for fraud? You guessed it… Florida.
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) March 6, 2018