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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Update to Gurit Financial Calendar: August 17 Analyst & Media Conference held as online event only

Public Technologies 11 Aug 2020
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Athletes express desire to play while conferences considering canceling fall sports

Stillwater News Press 11 Aug 2020
“I think it’s good that our players have a voice, I really do,” OSU offensive coordinator Kasey Dunn said during a Zoom conference with the media last week ... During the same Zoom media conference last week, Tylan Wallace said with near certainty that it would be impossible to prevent the spread while playing football....
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Trump, coaches push for college football as cracks emerge

The Lufkin News 11 Aug 2020
FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey announces that fans will not be allowed in the arena to watch NCAA college basketball games in the SEC tournament in Nashville, Tenn. After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday, Aug ... After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday, Aug....
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Big Ten football: School presidents meeting Tuesday to talk cancellation, but aren’t ready to ‘pull the plug’

NJ dot com 11 Aug 2020
26 or postponing it to the spring, a conference source told ESPN.” ... Six days ago, the Big Ten announced a revised, conference-only schedule for the 2020 season ... However NJ Advance Media’s Keith Sargeant was told by a Big Ten spokesperson that “no vote” has been held by the conference presidents and chancellors....
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Top college football conferences discuss options for upcoming season as pandemic persists

Newsday 11 Aug 2020
The SEC and Big-12 appeared the least likely candidates to pull the plug with conference administrators and football officials taking to social media to underscore their commitment to making the 2020 season happen....
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Big Ten fall seasons reportedly canceled, presidents meeting tonight to decide

The Scranton Times-Tribune 11 Aug 2020
He urged the conference and presidents to come together to provide clarity and direction ... The Big Ten's decision, whatever it ultimately ends up being, won't be met without backlash from players and coaches within the conference who took to social media demanding a shot to play....
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Big Ten fall seasons reportedly canceled, but Penn State players, Franklin urge otherwise

The Scranton Times-Tribune 11 Aug 2020
He urged the conference and presidents to come together to provide clarity and direction ... The Big Ten’s decision, whatever it ultimately ends up being, won’t be met without backlash from players and coaches within the conference who took to social media demanding a shot to play....
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Florida players, coaches say #WeWantToPlay amid threat college football season will be canceled

Finger Lakes Times 11 Aug 2020
Lawrence's words and the hashtag #WeWantToPlay sparked online momentum as players and coaches from all conferences took to social media to voice their support for a season ... When the Big Ten choose to go to with a conference-only football schedule on July 9, the SEC and ACC waited until the last week of July to set their schedule plans....
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Fate of college football hangs in balance as athletes and coaches express desire to play

Finger Lakes Times 11 Aug 2020
That imminent announcement incited a firestorm among players and coaches on social media and upped the ante for officials from other top conferences, each of which must decide where to draw a line in the sand ... But as tensions reach a fever pitch across college football, not every conference was ready to concede....
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Big Ten football coaches speak up as season hangs in the balance

The Trentonian 11 Aug 2020
Harbaugh said on social media that he’s advocating for the football season to be played because of how strong Michigan’s testing results have been ... Earlier Monday, multiple media outlets reported that the Big Ten had voted not to play the conference’s football season in 2020....
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Big Ten fall seasons reportedly cancelled, presidents meeting tonight to decide

Standard-Speaker 11 Aug 2020
But, she added, competing in a conference schedule in the spring is hardly out of the question ... The Big Ten’s decision, whatever it ultimately ends up being, won’t be met without backlash from players and coaches within the conference who took to social media demanding a shot to play....
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Langkawi Bersatu not dissolved, says vice-chief

Malaysian National News Agency 11 Aug 2020
“After the membership of the division chief (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad) was terminated and the deputy chief (Shukor Bahari), Srikandi head Azlina Mansor and six other committee members resigned, the division still has nine legitimate committee members according to party constitution,” he told a media conference here, last night....
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Mountain West postpones fall football season over COVID-19 concerns

Deseret News 11 Aug 2020
Stadium’s Brett McMurphy was the first of several national media to report Monday that the Mountain West Conference, which includes Utah State University, is canceling its fall sports season due to health concerns related to the novel coronavirus pandemic ... Utah State players reacted to the news on social media....

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