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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2024 NBA-AGC: ‘A Conference Like No Other!’

This Day 23 Jul 2024
Once again, Nigerian Lawyers will converge for their Annual General Conference (AGC) ... Over 16,000 Lawyers are already registered for the Conference and prepared to storm Lagos, the nation’s commercial capital ... The theme has also found expression in the use of the Eagle in the Conference logo ... So, every aspect of the Conference will be a highlight....
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SMU embracing challenge of 'moving up in weight class' and joining Atlantic Coast Conference

Newsday 23 Jul 2024
The Mustangs have known since last September they were headed to the ACC, but he said being at the conference's preseason media days on Monday in Charlotte made it feel all the more real ... SMU head coach Rhett Lashlee speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media days, Monday, July 22, 2024, in Charlotte, N.C....
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Warner Bros. Discovery, TNT Sports informs NBA it will match Amazon Prime Video’s offer to ...

Wtop 23 Jul 2024
The NBA has agreed to terms on its new media deal, an 11-year agreement worth $76 billion that assures player salaries will continue rising for the foreseeable future and one that will surely change how some viewers access the game for years to come ... It is expected that the NBA would announce the finality of the media deals sometime this week....
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Submit a question for Stewart Mandel's College Football Mailbag

The Athletic 23 Jul 2024
It’s a busy week for Media Days. ACC, AAC, Big Ten and Conference USA. At which point we’ll be officially done with Talking Season. But not in the Mailbag!. Leave your questions here, and please include your city .......
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SMU embracing challenge of ‘moving up in weight class’ and joining Atlantic Coast Conference

Wtop 23 Jul 2024
(AP) — Rhett Lashlee isn’t naive about the enormous challenge facing Southern Methodist as his team transitions to the Atlantic Coast Conference this season ... The Mustangs have known since last September they were headed to the ACC, but he said being at the conference’s preseason media days on Monday in Charlotte made it feel all the more real....
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NYC councilman slapped with ethics complaint for mocking colleague who allegedly bit cop

New York Post 23 Jul 2024
These were some biting accusations ... 6 ... Getty Images ... Sources ... 6 ... 6 ... X/YIatin Chu 6 ... Law also claimed Brannan “proceeded to bring mock teeth to a council press conference to further bully and harass Councilwoman Zhuang. “Bullying memes on social media, slurs against Asians, and mock teeth at a press conference is the conduct of a hateful bully....
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ACC commissioner promises to fight 'for as long as it takes' amid legal battles with ...

Newsday 22 Jul 2024
Speaking Monday to start the league's football media days, Phillips called lawsuits filed by FSU and Clemson “extremely damaging, disruptive and harmful" to the league ... Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner Jim Phillips speaks during an NCAA college football news conference at the ACC media days, Monday, July 22, 2024, in Charlotte, N.C....
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'We will fight to protect the ACC' Commissioner Jim Phillips speaks on FSU, Clemson lawsuits

Tallahassee Democrat 22 Jul 2024
Phillips did not shy away from the current lawsuits against the conference during his press conference at the media event at the Hilton Charlotte Uptown in Charlotte, North Carolina ... He said the conference is one of the top three in the country and that it will continue to look at ways to increase revenue with its media deals and other avenues....
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ACC commissioner promises to fight 'for as long as it takes' amid legal battles with Clemson, FSU

The Call 22 Jul 2024
(AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner Jim Phillips said the league will fight “as long as it takes” in legal cases against Florida State and Clemson as those member schools challenge the league's ability to charge hundreds of millions of dollars to leave the conference....
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ACC commissioner promises to fight ‘for as long as it takes’ amid legal battles with ...

Wtop 22 Jul 2024
(AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner Jim Phillips said the league will fight “as long as it takes” in legal cases against Florida State and Clemson as those member schools challenge the league’s ability to charge hundreds of millions of dollars to leave the conference....
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ACC commissioner: Lawsuits by FSU, Clemson ‘extremely damaging’

Tampa Bay Times 22 Jul 2024
Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner Jim Phillips said the league will fight “as long as it takes” in legal cases against Florida State and Clemson as those member schools challenge the league’s ability to charge hundreds of millions of dollars to leave the conference....
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2024 Big Ten Football Preseason Media Poll Released

Aiken Standard 22 Jul 2024
With USC, UCLA, Oregon and Washington all joining the conference, the 2024 college football regular season will be one to remember ... Cleveland.com has released its annual preseason media poll, ahead of conference media days this week ... Cleveland.com has been doing the preseason media polls ever since the Big Ten stopped doing them.....
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Iowa picked to finish 5th in 2024 Big Ten preseason media poll

The Gazette Cedar Rapids 22 Jul 2024
The Hawkeyes were picked above all three of their conference rivals — Wisconsin at No ... Kings of the North — a YouTube show hosted by former cleveland.com columnist Doug Lesmerises that talks about northern football — polled 33 media members who also picked the Hawkeyes to finish fifth in the conference....

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