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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Look out behind you, Keir! Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner can barely conceal her ambition ...

The Daily Mail 25 Sep 2021
Ms Rayner made the assertive statement during her morning media round on Saturday ahead of the first day of the Labour party conference in Brighton ... Deputy leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner could not disguise her ambition during her morning media round on Saturday ahead of the first day of the Labour party conference ... RELATED ARTICLES ... ....
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Amit Shah to address first-ever National Cooperative Conference in Delhi

Hindustan Times 25 Sep 2021
Union home minister Amit Shah, who is also the first minister of co-operation of India, will on Saturday address the first-ever National Cooperative Conference in Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Friday, adding, millions of people linked to these collective bodies around the world will join the programme virtually....
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Cryptopolitan 25 Sep 2021
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Glasgow clean-up day protest over state of streets

The Times/The Sunday Times 25 Sep 2021
The row comes as world leaders, activists and international media prepare to descend on Glasgow for the Cop26 conference, which begins on October 31 at the SEC complex....
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Tennessee shooter identified as Uk Thang, 29 years old, third party vendor at Kroger

Democratic Underground 25 Sep 2021
Police declined to give his name in a news conference, but they released it to the news media afterwards, according to the Daily Memphian....
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The pressure is on Keir Starmer – he can’t afford to look weak

The Independent 25 Sep 2021
On the opening day of Labour’s annual conference, the “lines to take” in media interviews issued to its MPs said ... Such changes, if approved by the Brighton conference, would strengthen the influence of MPs and make it less likely the party elected a leader like Corbyn with only minority support in the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP)....
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Barrons 25 Sep 2021
A who’s who of the media and telecommunications world gathered this past week at Goldman Sachs’ annual ......
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Labour proposes ‘legal duty of care’ on social media firms to stop scams

Belfast Telegraph 25 Sep 2021
Shadow digital, culture and media secretary Jo Stevens will tell the Labour conference on Sunday that this would not only apply to scams but also to “increasing levels of child abuse, self-harm and suicide content, dangerous anti-vax misinformation, discrimination, hate speech and more”....
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Haleem vows to ameliorate deteriorated governance system in Sindh

Urdu Point 25 Sep 2021
He, while addressing a media conference here at Sadat House Rohri on Saturday said that political interference in educational institutions of Sindh was playing havoc and youth of province was being denied of their fundamental right to quality education ... Earlier speaking to media ......
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Haleem vows to ameliorate governance system in Sindh

Urdu Point 25 Sep 2021
While addressing a media conference here at Sadat House Rohri, he said that political interference in educational institutions of Sindh was playing havoc and youth of province was being denied of their fundamental right to quality education ... Earlier speaking to media persons at ......
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Bigg Boss 15: Salman Khan unveils new challenges for contestants

The Siasat Daily 25 Sep 2021
Mumbai. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan said that he has had the longest association with ‘Bigg Boss’ and he is happy to return as the host of ‘Bigg Boss 15’. He was interacting with the media during a recent press conference in Nagpur. While attending the media through video conferencing he said ... ....
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ITN’s Deborah Turness distances herself from BBC news director job

The Times/The Sunday Times 25 Sep 2021
... week in the wings of the Royal Television Society conference in Cambridge. Turness also interviewed Davie on stage at the media industry gathering....
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Rwandan troops cannot stay in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado forever, Kagame says

Metro USA 25 Sep 2021
... cannot stay here forever too,” Kagame said at a joint media conference with Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi on Saturday....
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