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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Townsquare To Participate In Upcoming Investor Conferences

The Salamanca Press 26 Feb 2021
26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --�Townsquare Media, Inc ... The Guggenheim Virtual Broadcasting Symposium on Thursday, March 4, 2021.The Deutsche Bank Virtual Media, Internet & Telecom Conference on Monday, March 8, 2021 ... About Townsquare Media, Inc ... SOURCE Townsquare Media, Inc ... Wix to Present at the 2021 JMP Securities Technology Conference....

Prime minister's office rejects request for news conference

Asahi News 26 Feb 2021
But the official in charge of media relations at ... Regarding the other topics the press club wants to raise with the prime minister, the press secretary said Suga has already provided various explanations in the Diet and through speaking with the media at informal news conferences....

Suga scraps state of emergency briefing as press aide faces the fire

Asahi News 26 Feb 2021
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga abruptly canceled a news conference on Feb ... If Suga decided to cancel the news conference "in order to hide Yamada from the (media), that means she has become a stumbling block for people to get information" about ending the state of emergency, Tsujimoto said....

Furious Steve Bruce involved in yet another bust-up with a reporter as he defends cheerful ...

The Daily Mail 26 Feb 2021
Steve Bruce hit out at a reporter in his press conference for claiming 'a lot ... Bruce has enjoyed a difficult relationship with the media this season and banned the written media from asking questions in a January press conference after he disapproved of criticism towards his side....

Modi government tightens controls over OTT, online news media, social media; critics call it proxy ...

Frontline 26 Feb 2021
At a press conference on February 25, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, and Prakash ... In fact, at the press conference, Prakash Javadekar said it in so many words that the process was similar to the regulation of the electronic media....

IMAX Corporation to Present at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Virtual Conference

Olean Times Herald 26 Feb 2021
26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --�IMAX Corporation (NYSE.IMAX) today announced that CEO Rich Gelfond will present at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Virtual Conference on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 3.30 p.m....

200-meter replay: Recapping the start of the 2021 girls swim season

NJ dot com 26 Feb 2021
Each week there are surprising results, records broken, programs making history, and each week NJ Advance Media will recap the highlights ... For NJ Advance Media ... Summit swims in one of the toughest conferences and state sections in the state, and despite that competition came out and proved it belonged in the conversation with those elite programs....

Bandwidth to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

Ashe Post & Times 26 Feb 2021
BAND), a leading enterprise cloud communications company, today announced its scheduled participation at the following upcoming virtual investor conferences. ... Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference - Fireside chat with David Morken, CFO on Wednesday, March 3, at 10.15am Eastern Time....

High School football is back!

Shelby Star 26 Feb 2021
Social media channels, particularly Facebook and Twitter, have been reliable methods for schools in revealing plans to sell tickets ... As for the four Lincoln County schools (East Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Lincoln and West Lincoln), the South Fork Conference (SFC) Network is keeping fans in the game....

You Could Go To A Football Match Or Club In The Name Of Science

Huffington Post 26 Feb 2021
In step 3 of the government’s ‘roadmap to recovery’ in England, some large events – like conferences, theatre and concert performances, and sports events – will be permitted ... It’s thought the pilots will include sports events, theatre performances, music festivals, large weddings and conferences....

PM Suga forgoes news conference amid press secretary scandal

Kyodo 26 Feb 2021
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will not hold a news conference Friday to announce the partial lifting of the coronavirus emergency, the government said, fanning speculation he is attempting to shield a senior press official embroiled in an ethics scandal ... holding a news conference....

Cruz Says Trump’s Not ‘Going Anywhere’ in Speech Against Cancel Culture

The Epoch Times 26 Feb 2021
Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke out against cancel culture and conformity during a speech on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)—the largest annual conservative conference....

Golden statue of Trump at CPAC ridiculed online

The Hill 26 Feb 2021
... says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE was unveiled late Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla., quickly prompting ridicule from social media users, many of whom compared it to the Old Testament account of the Golden Calf....