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?”
With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s no surprise that this week’s headlines included some dark and scary stories…
While WFLA News Channel 8 and WSVN 7 News continue to hold the #1 spot, NBC 15 WPMI jumped into the running on Facebook this week.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Well … better luck next time, Florida lottery players!
Three linemen are killed after a hit and run crash on Florida Highway 77.
Two Polk County middle school ‘Satanists’ are arrested after plotting to kill other students at their school.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
An office building in Sunrise was evacuated after receiving a suspicious package.
#BREAKING: Sunrise Police Department confirms an office building has been evacuated due to suspicious package in the mail. It’s the same building where the office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is located. @CBS4Ted is live at noon.
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) October 24, 2018
Records of Andrew Gillum accepting tickets to Hamilton from an undercover FBI agent are released.
A lawyer to lobbyist Adam Corey (pictured with Gillum) released records today, just two weeks before the election, that refute what Andrew Gillum’s campaign has previously said about his trip to New York.
FULL STORY: https://t.co/NicHO0EIcL pic.twitter.com/XPrNyQxMDx
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) October 23, 2018
Three City of Miami Police officers are arrested for federal drug charges.
UPDATE: Miami Police officers accused of working as armed escorts to protect drug traffickers; authorities say one even sold a police uniform and badge for $1,500 to an undercover agent, believing it would be used by a hitman to kill someone https://t.co/AdZt6rhDRP pic.twitter.com/iOn4qHbWTB
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) October 23, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, October 26, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, October 20, 2018 and October 26, 2018.