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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Rightwing conference in Detroit is canceled after police respond to dispute

Detroit Free Press 16 Jun 2024
Nicholas Fuentes of the America First Political Action Conference said Saturday on social media that, on Friday, the group was setting up the stage at the industrial center when people with the center told them they would not be allowed to proceed ... social media posts show....

NC, PDP come in support of ex-professor & Arundhati Roy amid UAPA sanction [details]

International Business Times 16 Jun 2024
The National Conference (NC) and Peoples ... This prosecution will serve no purpose except perhaps to show that the hardline stance of the BJP/Union Govt won't change despite the electoral setback they recently faced", the National Conference posted on its social media account....

Afghan Taliban Delegation To Attend Next Round Of UN Talks In Qatar

Radio Free Europe 16 Jun 2024
Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP a delegation from Afghanistan will participate in the Doha conference scheduled for June 30 and July 1....

‘Nothing allocated for agri sector in budget’

The News International 16 Jun 2024
Chairman Kissan Ittehad, Chaudhry Khalid Hussain Baath along with others addresses to media persons during press conference at Lahore press club on June 15, 2024 ... Addressing a press conference here Saturday, he said that ......

DOH: No proven effective dengue treatment yet

Manila Bulletin 16 Jun 2024
Kim Patrick Tejano during a media conference on June 15 ... During the media conference, Health Emergency Management Bureau Senior Health Program Officer Naomigyle Kammil Ontanillas also tackled disaster preparedness and management ... The activity is part of a series of media ......

LIVE: MK Party leader, Jacob Zuma address country

Independent online (SA) 16 Jun 2024
"Zuma will address the nation at a pivotal media conference regarding the current political situation and ongoing developments in South Africa," the MK Party said in a statement ... Picture. Kamogelo Moichela ... IOL Politics ....

Govt warns of clamping down on PTI over 'anti-state' social media campaign

The News International 16 Jun 2024
Federal government's spokesperson on legal affairs Barrister Aqeel Malik is addressing a press conference on June 16, 2024 ... The spokesperson stated this while addressing a press conference to brief the media on the political party’s anti-state activities abroad....

Police search for motive after apparent ‘random’ shooting at Michigan recreation center wounds at least 9

CNN 16 Jun 2024
John James at a press conference Saturday night ... After making attempts to contact the suspect, law enforcement “breached the home and deployed drones to begin an examination of the home,” and located the deceased suspect, Bouchard said during a media conference Saturday night....

Mujahid: Taliban to attend third UN-hosted Doha meeting

Khaama Press 16 Jun 2024
A Taliban spokesperson for the Taliban announced on Sunday that their representative will attend the upcoming UN-hosted conference on Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar. Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed in an interview with the media that representatives of the group will participate in the third Doha meeting. Mr ... ....

7 shot when gunfire erupts at a pop-up party in Massachusetts

The Call 16 Jun 2024
The gunfire began just before 2 a.m. after hundreds of people gathered for a pop-up party organized on social media, officials said at a news conference. The victims range in age from late teens to 22 years old, officials said. Two of them were in critical condition ... ....

Shazia Marri demands stern punishment over camel’s leg amputation in Sanghar

The News International 16 Jun 2024
Pakistan Peoples Party’s legislator from Sanghar, Shazia Marri speaks during a press conference at PPP Media Cell Bilawal House in Karachi on February 17, 2024 ... According to a statement issued to the media on Sunday, the Pakistan Peoples Party’s legislator from Sanghar, Shazia ......

Media cop flak for airing data misuse allegations

RNZ 16 Jun 2024
So why have media copped criticism for reporting a story where details were important - and answers were hard to get?. At the weekly post-Cabinet media conference last Monday, the prime minister announced a Public Service Commission inquiry into allegations the Te Pāti Māori misused data collected at Manurewa marae for its election campaign....

Conor McGregor Said He’s ‘Confident’ He’ll Fight Again After Injury, But Fans On Social Media Aren't So Sure

Cinema Blend 16 Jun 2024
The legendary MMA star who recently played a key support in the Road House remake said he suffered an injury prior to the press conference but is “confident” he’ll be back ... If you look at social media, however, fans are a whole lot less confident....