SuperBowl as Media Phenomenon: Beyonce seizes the moment

The SuperBowl draws lots of eyeballs and that’s one reason there has been so much buzz about Beyonce’s halftime performance, and her song “Formation,” a tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement. The bloggers have been all over this for days now, as she released the Formation video on Saturday before the SuperBowl performance. Now the major news channels are catching up, with stories like these:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/08/politics/beyonce-super-bowl-black-lives-matter/

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/08/466036710/beyonces-formation-is-a-visual-anthem

NPR also tried to catalog internet responses here:

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/07/465934070/with-formation-beyonc-lights-up-the-internet-heres-what-people-are-saying

Rolling Stone’s take on it: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-beyonces-surprise-new-video-formation-20160206

We will certainly want to take a close look at this!

 

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