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.


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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More than 30 colleges await Connecticut basketball ‘bubble’

The Spokesman-Review 24 Oct 2020
Rick Giles, the president of the Gazelle Group, expects about 35 teams from more than a dozen conferences will participate at what they are dubbing “Bubbleville” between Nov ... Media will be seated in sky boxes, and postgame news conferences will be done by teleconference....

State prepares plan for distributing COVID-19 vaccines

Brattleboro Reformer 24 Oct 2020
The state’s response was outlined during a media conference at the Statehouse led by Gov ... Modal ... Subscribe today ... .......

More than 30 college basketball teams to play early games at Connecticut casino

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 24 Oct 2020
Rick Giles, the president of the Gazelle Group, said they still are finalizing plans for some games, but they expect about 35 teams from more than a dozen conferences will participate at what they are dubbing “Bubbleville” between Nov ... The media will be set up in sky boxes, and postgame news conferences will be done by teleconference....

Police name eight suspects in AGO building blaze

The Jakarta Post 24 Oct 2020
Shares ... National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono said the police named the suspects after concluding its 63-day-long investigation, standing behind the previous conclusion that the fire was not caused by arson ... to determine the suspects from the AGO fire so that the case can be clear,” Argo told a media conference on Friday ... Gen ... ....

Insperity Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call Monday, November 2

The Marshall News Messenger 23 Oct 2020
Investors, analysts, media and other interested persons may access the call at 877-651-0053, conference i.d ... A replay of the conference call will be available at 855-859-2056, conference i.d ... The conference call script and updated company guidance for the fourth quarter and full year 2020 will be posted to the Insperity Investor Relations website....

'Bowl Season' Announced as New Name of College Football's Postseason

Henderson News 23 Oct 2020
Carparelli has collaborated over the last six months with leaders of the 44 bowl games, each of the 10 FBS conferences, media partners and other stakeholders to build consensus and solidify plans for the new brand ... The stadium contains 10 sections, each representing a conference member of the Football Bowl Subdivision....

Israel-Dubai Conference Offers a First of Its Kind Collaboration

The Algemeiner 23 Oct 2020
The Israel-Dubai Conference is set to take place in Dubai on December ... The conference will receive widespread media coverage on Calcalist’s and Reshet 13’s platforms....

Report: Hargis retiring as president of OSU

Stillwater News Press 23 Oct 2020
Hargis had announced a press conference set for 11 a.m. Friday, inviting media to a “special announcement” at the McKnight Center during the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents meeting ... Friday’s news conference was not the only announcement Hargis made Thursday....

Source: SHSU hasn’t received invitation to join WAC

The Huntsville Item 23 Oct 2020
Speculation regarding FCS realignment has ramped up in recent months, especially in regards to the Western Athletic Conference, but social media reports of invitations being sent to Southland Conference schools appear to be premature — at least in the case of two programs....

College Sports | CIAA partners with Cxmmunity to spearhead esports & gaming initiatives

Daily Advance 23 Oct 2020
Additionally, this partnership will provide Academy Sports + Outdoors exposure and engagement with the passionate fan bases throughout the CIAA during conference championships and events as well as social media activations while seeking additional opportunities to elevate the HBCU experience together....

Source: SHSU hasn't received invitation to join WAC

Marietta Daily Journal 23 Oct 2020
23—Speculation regarding FCS realignment has ramped ......

Ontrak to Report 2020 Third Quarter Financial Results on November 5, 2020

Odessa American 23 Oct 2020
Company management will host a corresponding conference call at 1.30 p.m ... Conference Call & Webcast Details ... participants or (847) 619-6396 for international participants, and referencing conference ID #49989780, or via live audio webcast available at https.//

Ex-Google CEO calls social media an ‘amplifier for idiots’

Metro UK 23 Oct 2020
The former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, has called social media an ‘amplifier for idiots’. Schmidt was talking during a virtual conference hosted by the Wall Street Journal and discussing the current antitrust lawsuit that’s been leveled against Google by the US government....

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