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?”
Though this week’s headlines included a tragic loss and a potential political scandal, there were some light-hearted moments involving a gator and a family of ducks.
Fox 13 News Tampa Bay continues its reign as #1 on the Facebook leaderboard, with over half a million social interactions this week. Meanwhile, Fox 35 News leads the Twitter pack, with WSVN 7 News following closely behind.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Summertime calls for relaxing by the pool… gator style!
Why did a family of ducks waddle into a car dealership? Who knows, but it sure was cute!
A 9-year-old Sarasota boy is hit by a truck while riding his bike to school.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Miami Gardens police continue their search for a missing mother of two.
IT TAKES TWO SECONDS TO RETWEET! Kameela Russell is mother of 2 and has been missing since Wednesday. She was last seen pulling away from her family’s home in a 2014 black Audi A6 with the tag HBQJ20. Let’s help find her! https://t.co/WnuOCbGoLz
— Fox 35 News (@Fox35News) May 18, 2019
A Miami politician’s campaign is accused of tampering with absentee ballots.
An explosive, 150-page WhatsApp chat leaked to New Times appears to show members of Alex Diaz de la Portilla’s 2018 campaign team discussing destroying or stealing absentee ballots from voters who selected one of his opponents, Zoraida Barreiro.https://t.co/q2X36wpXzO
— Miami New Times (@MiamiNewTimes) May 20, 2019
Disney partners with the University of Central Florida to offer free tuition to employees and cast members.
Disney and the University of Central Florida have teamed up to offer free tuition to employees and cast members working at Disney parks! https://t.co/mQoPDdqYMK
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) May 23, 2019
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, May 24, 2019. It covers the period between Saturday, May 18, and May 24, 2019.