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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Pac-12 goes dark: conference baseball tournament marks end of an era

The Oregonian 26 May 2024
the end of the Pac-12 Conference as we know it ... “I guess it makes sense — money talks to these conferences.” ... With no imminent media rights deal on the horizon, the conference began to splinter, starting with USC and UCLA’s decision to leave for the Big Ten ... California and Stanford will be in the Atlantic Coast Conference next season....
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County likely to settle with Robb families

Uvalde Leader News 26 May 2024
Josh Koskoff, one of the attorneys representing the families involved, told media during a May 22 news conference that the two parties were still working on an agreement. The May 22 conference was scheduled to inform ......
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Switzerland denies Ukraine peace summit ultimatums

Swissinfo 26 May 2024
+ What you need to know about the Ukraine peace summit According to the Russian Foreign Ministry website, spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a media conference that Russia has a copy of the summit’s ......
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Fire breaks out near NC office in Srinagar

Kashmir Media Service 26 May 2024
Fire broke out in a commercial complex near the headquarters of National Conference (NC) in Srinagar, Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir....
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Arab Youth Media Forum: A dynamic platform stimulating creativity among young professionals

Eye Of Riyadh 26 May 2024
The Arab Youth Media Forum is a dynamic platform that brings together a selection of the most prominent media industry inspirers to share their experiences and expertise with talented youth, media students, and creative sectors ... From global summits to specialised conferences, the UAE is a top choice for hosting such major media events....
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Swati Maliwal reveals what Sanjay Singh of AAP told her on phone when she reached ...

Hindustan Times 26 May 2024
“I received several media calls when I was at the police station. The moment I received so many media calls, I got scared ... If I hadn't been beaten up so badly, would the party still hold a press conference? Why would Sanjay Singh address the media then?" the DCW chief said....
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Pac-12 goes dark: Baseball title game, with walk-off win, marks end of an era

Santa Cruz Sentinel 26 May 2024
the end of the Pac-12 Conference as we know it ... “I guess it makes sense — money talks to these conferences.” ... With no imminent media rights deal on the horizon, the conference began to splinter, starting with USC and UCLA’s decision to leave for the Big Ten ... Cal and Stanford will be in the Atlantic Coast Conference next season....
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T'Wolves Star Anthony Edwards Makes Promise Before Game 3

The Post and Courier 26 May 2024
... Conference Finals ... Speaking to the media ahead of ....
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Olly Alexander takes to the stage for BBC Radio 1

The Daily Mail 26 May 2024
'Please note that the big five and Sweden media conference originally scheduled for 18.30 (5.30pm BST) has been cancelled because all artists want to focus on rehearsals.' ... The cancellation of the media conference was yet another twist and turn in the most chaotic and political ......
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Mason Marchment breaks 3rd-period tie, Stars beat Oilers 3-1 in Game 2 to even West final

Yahoo Daily News 26 May 2024
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Stuart Skinner skates back to the net after a media timeout during the first period in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs against the Dallas Stars, Saturday, May 25, 2024, in Dallas....
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NCAA lawsuit settlement agreement allowing revenue sharing with athletes faces unresolved questions

Azcentral 26 May 2024
The proposed settlement of three antitrust cases concerning the compensation of college athletes that now has been approved by the NCAA, the Power Five conferences and lawyers for the plaintiffs brings some clarity to the future of college sports ... of Power Five conference schools....
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Trump doubles down on Mar-a-Lago ‘deadly force’ raid criticism

The Signal 26 May 2024
Biden’s DOJ authorized use of deadly force against President Trump in Mar-a-Lago raid,” reads a meme that Trump shared on Saturday on social media, with the post featuring an image of President Joe Biden giving a speech while clenching his fists....
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A Grip on Sports: The passage of time hits hardest when thinking about the death of others, no matter how well we knew them

The Spokesman-Review 26 May 2024
Such is the case with the Pac-12 Conference that accompanied our life ... An athletic conference seemingly positioned to be a powerful entity in college sports for perpetuity, albeit with a bent toward Olympic sports ... The Pac-12 has never been a football conference, as defined by the media mavens....
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