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?”
This week’s trending news stories are nothing short of jaw-dropping — from a paragliding ride gone wrong … to a great white shark swimming off the coast … to a serial killer who confessed to 10 murders in Florida since 1970.
Miami Herald remains at the top of the Twitter leaderboard this week, with more than 250,000 interactions — nearly 24 times as many interactions as the #2 spot.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
A Florida man takes “hang loose” to the next level… Yikes!
A teen girl in Port St. Lucie is reported missing.
Jaw-some (but also terrifying)! A great white shark is found swimming off the coast of Florida.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Victims of the Florida multimillionaire sex offender speak out.
Long before #MeToo became the catalyst for a women’s movement about sexual assault — and a decade before the fall of Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and U.S. Olympic gymnastic doctor Larry Nassar — there was Jeffrey Edward Epstein. #PerversionofJustice pic.twitter.com/z3rIvzQWE9
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) November 28, 2018
A former Biscayne Park police chief is sentenced to three years in prison for framing black men for crimes they didn’t commit.
The former police chief for Biscayne Park will spend the next three years in prison for framing black men for crimes they did not commit https://t.co/51e96zNNwQ
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) November 27, 2018
At least 10 of the 90 murders Samuel Little may be connected to happened in Florida, including a 1984 murder of a Tampa woman and a killing of a woman in Plant City in the late 1970s.
Samuel Little has provided details in more than 90 deaths dating to about 1970, including 10 in Florida and two in the Tampa Bay area, reports @FallonSilcox https://t.co/MNs4Xh9TAH
— Spectrum News 13 (@MyNews13) November 28, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, November 30, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, November 24, 2018 and November 30, 2018.