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?”
From wild weather and golfing gators to crashing cranes and life-saving siblings, this week’s news has been quite interesting, to say the least.
Both WFLA News Channel 8 and WSVN 7 News received nearly twice as many interactions as the #2 spot on Facebook and Twitter this week.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Miami felt the wrath of Tropical Storm Gordon as it made its way across the not-so-sunshine state earlier this week…
Who’s up for a game of “Gator Golf?”
Foster parents mourn the loss of their two-year-old son who went missing and was murdered.
Talk about a rough day… A home in Orlando splits in two after a crane toppled over and fell on it.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Two FIU football players are injured in a drive-by shooting.
#BREAKING: Police say two FIU football players have been rushed to the hospital after being shot in a drive-by shooting in Opa-locka. https://t.co/fe8nEkm6JU pic.twitter.com/Tkf1zT1pMu
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) September 6, 2018
The University of Central Florida’s one-handed football star joins the Seattle Seahawks.
One-handed star Shaquem Griffin earns spot on Seattle Seahawks roster, may start opener https://t.co/DWt3BYCQn4pic.twitter.com/sNhMGahd91
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) September 3, 2018
Several news outlets spread the word about a missing foster child from Largo.
Here is a photo of Jordan Belliveau. A Florida AMBER alert has been issued. More details: https://t.co/RSymPWAv1y
— Spectrum News 13 (@MyNews13) September 2, 2018
Two brothers in Tampa rescue a family trapped in an overturned car.
Heroes! Tampa siblings lift overturned SUV in ditch to rescue couple, newborn baby following hit-and-run crash https://t.co/QLMH7e1Qu9 pic.twitter.com/iRZ0u3JZiW
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) September 4, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, September 7, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, September 1, 2018 and September 7, 2018.