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 Florida news headlines revolved around all things political and invasive species (which are not necessarily mutually exclusive).
While overall social interactions are down on both platforms this week, WFLA News Channel 8 and WSVN continue to hold onto the #1 spot.
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON FACEBOOK
TOP 10 NEWS OUTLETS BY SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ON TWITTER
TRENDING ON FACEBOOK
This snake found in Jackson County left us rattled…
Is Universal Orlando sirius?! A new Harry Potter ride is planned to open in 2019.
Yikes! A harmful, invasive species of flatworms has been spotted in Tampa Bay and Central Florida.
TRENDING ON TWITTER
Fact-checkers at Politifact look into the accuracy of Rick Scott’s ads.
‘Mostly false:’ Politifact vets 9 Rick Scott ads, finds all 9 are false https://t.co/A8FZ54tkRQ pic.twitter.com/PO03KNRmjA
— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) September 28, 2018
Red tide infests Florida’s Atlantic coastlines, impacting beach-goers’ health.
Breaking: Florida confirms rare red tide on state’s Atlantic coast after beach goers complained about respiratory ailments on Palm Beach County beaches over the weekend. https://t.co/S2HEdGjr2U
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) October 1, 2018
Former President Barack Obama announces his endorsement of Andrew Gillium in the race for Florida governor.
BREAKING | President Barack Obama endorses Mayor Andrew Gillum to be the next governor of Florida.
“Andrew is a proven fighter with the courage and determination to stand up for Florida families,” President Barack Obama said in a statement. pic.twitter.com/Q0BBrKhn10
— News4JAX (@wjxt4) October 1, 2018
Data was collected from CrowdTangle on Friday, October 5, 2018. It covers the period between Saturday, September 29, 2018 and October 5, 2018.