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?”
It’s been a wild week in Florida news, with stories ranging from the possibility of a Scooby-Doo themed park at Universal Studios to a sneaky gator that surprised canoers.
WFLA News Channel 8 and WSVN 7 News continue to dominate the Facebook and Twitter leaderboards, leading the rest of the pack by a long shot.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
Zoinks! For all the Scooby-Doo fans out there, this one’s for you.
A middle school teacher is fired for refusing to giving students credit for not doing their homework.
That’s a weird looking log… Oh wait!
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Animal abusers will face harsher punishment with a new Florida law.
A new Florida law going into effect next Monday could ban anyone convicted of animal cruelty from owning a pet, and makes it more likely for an offender to go to prison https://t.co/Px9IrNPfqs pic.twitter.com/uy4q4loqLK
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) September 24, 2018
Bill Nelson climbs in a new Florida Senate race poll.
Sen. Bill Nelson has opened up a 7-percentage point lead over Gov. Rick Scott in a new poll of Florida’s big-spending Senate race. @MarcACaputo reports: https://t.co/uWuo7xnkeh
— POLITICO Florida (@politicofl) September 25, 2018
Fall’s here? Feels more like summer part two in some areas of Florida!
Happy last day of summer! Autumn is coming, but you’d never know it here in South Florida ? pic.twitter.com/OHpDZaaz2S
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) September 21, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, September 28, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, September 22, 2018 and September 28, 2018.