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.

Practice

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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Shams highlights its competitive edge at Dubai summit

Gulf Daily News 08 Dec 2021
Sharjah Media City (Shams) highlighted the competitive advantages it offers companies and entrepreneurs looking to do business or launch startups across various sectors, primarily media at the World Conference on Creative Economy ... Dr Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City (Shams), said....
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‘We are a bit scared’ – emotional Antonio Conte reveals Covid outbreak at Spurs

Belfast Telegraph 08 Dec 2021
Conte was supposed to be joined by Spurs’ Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at the pre-match press conference, but instead faced the media on his own ... Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was scheduled to face the media but did not attend the pre-match press conference (John Walton/PA)....
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AUC to host 2nd ‘Ehna’ conference on sexual harassment

Egypt Independent 08 Dec 2021
The American University in Cairo is hosting the second conference of the “Ehna” (We) initiative to discuss sexual harassment in Egypt, under the title “The Relation Between Our Roles in Society and Sexual Harassment... The second conference of the initiative, in Arabic, will be ......
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CU Buffs’ Nate Landman earns All-Pac-12 honor

Colorado Daily 08 Dec 2021
On Tuesday, the Pac-12 announced its postseason awards, as voted on by coaches, and Landman earned second-team all-conference honors. A senior inside linebacker, Landman is the first player in CU history to earn first- or second-team all-conference honors four times in his career....
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Silicon Labs to Present at the Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference Today

Killeen Daily Herald 08 Dec 2021
SLAB), a leader in secure, intelligent wireless technology for a more connected world, announced that the company will participate in the Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference, December 8, 2021....
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Plan B: Furious MPs Ask What Is Going On With Covid Announcement?

Huffington Post 08 Dec 2021
Government sources briefed some media outlets that Brits would have to work from home and use vaccine passports as early as tomorrow morning ... “Because if media reports are to be believed, there will be a Cabinet meeting this afternoon followed by a Downing Street press conference to announce the introduction of new restrictions.”....
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UAE Journalists Association, Saudi Journalists Association sign cooperation agreement

Urdu Point 08 Dec 2021
In line with the agreement, the sides will help advance journalism and the media in the two countries by facilitating the participation of journalists in various conferences and events in both countries, and training courses organised by parties that are part of the agreement, ......
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PM: Government will ‘keep taking action’ to ensure online safety

The Daily Telegraph Australia 08 Dec 2021
... and social media, and the impact that it's had on our society for better and for worse,” Mr Morrison said during a media conference on Wednesday....
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'The situation is serious' - Conte shares Covid worry

RTE 08 Dec 2021
Spurs will, however, have to play their crunch Europa Conference League game against Rennes on Thursday night, with UEFA rules much stricter on the minimum number of players available ... Conte was supposed to be joined by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at the pre-match press conference but faced the media on his own....
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Religious scholars, media urged to educate masses on essential immunization

Urdu Point 08 Dec 2021
Senior journalist, Haroon Rashid, while taking session on media handling techniques, discussed various tools and tips for effective communication with masses through conventional and non-conventional media. Haroon Rashid informed participants about media tools like press conferences, media releases, interviews, talkshows and social media....
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Tottenham Hotspur in crisis after 13 players and staff test positive for coronavirus

Independent online (SA) 08 Dec 2021
Spurs are due to play a crucial Europa Conference League game against Rennes on Thursday and UEFA has said the match is due to take place as scheduled ... Conte was supposed to be joined by Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at the pre-match press conference, but instead faced the media on his own....
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Antonio Conte: Eight Tottenham players and five staff members positive for Covid

AOL 08 Dec 2021
Conte was supposed to be joined by Spurs’ Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg at the pre-match press conference, but instead faced the media on his own....
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‘Appalling’ video shows Downing Street’s ‘contempt’ for the public, says Swinney

The Independent 08 Dec 2021
But footage obtained by ITV shows the Prime Minister’s then press secretary Allegra Stratton and adviser Ed Oldfield apparently taking part in a mock press conference in the media room at 9 Downing Street, in which Ms ......
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