News conference

A news conference or press conference is a media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and, most often, ask questions. A joint press conference instead is held between two or more talking sides.


In a news conference, one or more speakers may make a statement, which may be followed by questions from reporters. Sometimes only questioning occurs; sometimes there is a statement with no questions permitted.

A media event at which no statements are made, and no questions allowed, is called a photo op. A government may wish to open their proceedings for the media to witness events, such as the passing of a piece of legislation from the government in parliament to the senate, via a media availability.

Television stations and networks especially value news conferences: because today's TV news programs air for hours at a time, or even continuously, assignment editors have a steady appetite for ever-larger quantities of footage.

News conferences are often held by politicians (such as the President of the United States); by sports teams; by celebrities or film studios; by commercial organizations to promote products; by attorneys to promote lawsuits; and by almost anyone who finds benefit in the free publicity afforded by media coverage. Some people, including many police chiefs, hold news conferences reluctantly in order to avoid dealing with reporters individually.

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NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson in good spirits but 'heartbroken' for daughters after positive COVID-19 test

The Oklahoman 05 Jul 2020
"2020 has been interesting, there’s no doubt about it," Johnson said Saturday morning in a Zoom conference call with media ... Friday morning, Johnson was on a conference call with racing media to discuss his recently-announced IndyCar test, scheduled for Wednesday on the IMS road course with Chip Ganassi Racing ... (Story continued below...) ... ....

No one safe in UP's jungle raj, says Priyanka; Congress to launch e-campaign against crime

The Times of India 04 Jul 2020
In a video conference with party's senior leaders in the state, Priyanka Gandhi also accused the ruling BJP leaders and government officials of having nexus with criminals, as the party decided to launch an ‘e-campaign' through various social media platforms against the “worsening law and order situation” in the state....

Oklahoma Insurance Department to host first virtual fraud conference beginning July 8

The Duncan Banner 04 Jul 2020
This conference will educate Oklahomans on the latest white-collar crimes and provide tips for staying safe ... Visit here for speaker information and updates about the conference or follow OID’s social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter(#DontBeHoodwinked)....

DA calls for clarity on Covid-19 tourism accommodation regulations

Independent online (SA) 04 Jul 2020
"At the media conference that the minister hosted last week she stated that leisure accommodation will not be permitted ... The regulations were also unclear with regards to conference facilities as, although conferences may take place, it did not explicitly say that conference accommodation may be used for leisure purposes as well....

Christ In Youth: Area churches hold local CIY event after cancellation

Sand Springs Leader 04 Jul 2020
Every summer, CIY holds week-long conferences at various Christian colleges all over the country called “CIY Move.” The conferences use contemporary Christian music with live bands, and they present the curriculum in a way that is culturally relevant. They also use social media to play games and spread their message....

Lahore schools harassment scandal: Action can’t be taken without written complaint, says minister

The News International 04 Jul 2020
Addressing a press conference here Thursday, the minister said the School Education Department (SED) Punjab could not take action on social media posts and added action could be taken on written complaints for which people need to trust the government and come forward so that other students could be protected in future....

Jarmond faces many challenges in taking over as UCLA's AD

Decatur Daily 04 Jul 2020
... conference on the schools campus, in Boston....

Area colleges

The Lewiston Tribune 04 Jul 2020
> Several Big Sky football programs this week announced a set date for the conference’s virtual media days sessions, which will be July 28-29. Each of the league’s 13 coaches will be accompanied by a player during the event, set ... ....

Big Sky media days announced

Moscow-Pullman Daily News 04 Jul 2020
Several Big Sky football programs this week announced a set date for the conference’s virtual media days sessions, which will be held July 28-29 ... ....

Kayleigh McEnany slammed for press conference stunts designed to duck tough Trump questions

Raw Story 04 Jul 2020
... back on reporters in the form of attacking the media for even asking....

VIDEO: Zidane: 'San Mam�s is a tough place to go to'

BE Soccer 04 Jul 2020
Zinedine Zidane addressed the media in an online press conference on the eve of his side's ......

Blum: Time is slipping away from college football

Columbia Daily Tribune 04 Jul 2020
In late-February, Independence Day looked like it would be normal in 2020.The summer holiday ......

Sungai Acheh assemblyman to join PN component party

Malaysian National News Agency 04 Jul 2020
“Insya-Allah, in the near future, I will be choosing PN as in PN we have UMNO, PAS and Bersatu. I will be submitting my application form in Kuala Lumpur soon,” he told a media conference at the Sungai Acheh state constituency service centre here today ... .......