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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Shenzhen Daily 10 May 2021
The CAC will strengthen guidance and control of mobile app information sources, and restrict notification volumes as part of what it terms a “people’s war” aimed at bringing order to the online environment, Xie Dengke, a CAC spokesperson, told the press conference....

“We did our job, we can do better. We should, we will be better,” Butler said.

The Miami Herald 10 May 2021
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler talks to the media via video press conference after 130-124 win over the Boston Celtics during their NBA basketball game on May 9, 2021 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts ... ....

Ramazan Bazaars to be wrapped up today

The News International 10 May 2021
Rawalpindi . The local administration, Rawalpindi has directed all stall holders to remove their stalls from Ramazan Sasta Bazaars here on Sunday ... Firdous Ashiq Awan some two days back in a press conference in Rawalpindi told media persons that the government is going to convert Ramazan Sasta Bazaars into ‘Eid Bazaars’ ... ....

Assad Aide: Leaked Documents Prove UK Funded Anti-Syria Groups

Kayhan 09 May 2021
Bouthaina Shaaban, Assad’s political and media adviser, made the remarks in a video conference organized by the German Schiller Institute on Saturday, entitled "The Moral Collapse of the Trans-Atlantic World Cries Out for a New Paradigm,” Syria’s official news agency SANA reported....

Leaked documents prove UK funded anti-Damascus groups: Assad's top aide

Press TV 09 May 2021
Bouthaina Shaaban, Assad’s political and media adviser, made the remarks in a video conference organized by the German Schiller Institute on Saturday, entitled “The Moral Collapse of the Trans-Atlantic World Cries Out for a New Paradigm,” Syria's official news agency SANA reported....

#FixTheCountry: Mere speeches won’t cut it, people want something substantive – Protestors tell Finance Minister

Joy Online 09 May 2021
At a press conference on the back of the #FixTheCountry uproar, Mr Ofori-Atta detailed a list of interventions pencilled towards getting the country on track ... The press conference was held while the protestors concurrently demonstrated on social media using the hashtag #FixMotherGhana....

ANC eThekwini branches want Magashule reinstated immediately

Mail Guardian South Africa 09 May 2021
On Sunday, at a media briefing in Durban, representatives of the branches said the ANC NEC does not have powers to amend any conference resolution without proper consultation of the members of the ANC, its branches and other party structures ... “The NEC cannot willy nilly suspend or amend conference resolutions to suit its internal fights,” he said....

Embassies of Iran, Indonesia to hold webinar on Ramadan

The Manila Times 09 May 2021
The activity will be held via Zoom on May 6, 20 and 27 at 2 p.m., and will be livestreamed via the NCCA, Indonesian Embassy and Iranian Embassy’s official social media pages. A pre-registration will be required to join the video conference ......

WR Jamire Calvin transferring to Mississippi State

The Polk County Standard Journal 09 May 2021
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Erick Erickson: Liz Cheney not a conservative Republican? Get real

Omaha World-Herald 09 May 2021
The House Republican Conference stood up for Rep ... My guess is that it has less to do with Cheney in charge of the House GOP Conference — something the GOP was perfectly fine to defend, even after her impeachment vote ... Cheney also helms the part of the House Republican Conference in charge of a unifying message....

GOP braces for wild week with momentous vote

The Hill 09 May 2021
But McCarthy allies say the GOP leader has no choice but to dump her this time around, arguing she has repeatedly undercut McCarthy and the GOP’s message during leadership news conferences, in media interviews and in op-eds where she continues to rail against the dangers of Trump and his “Big Lie.”....

Top House Republican says he will back Stefanik, not Trump critic Cheney, as conference chair

Metro USA 09 May 2021
... latest sign that she will likely be ousted as the House Republican Conference chair in a vote expected on Wednesday ... Representative Liz Cheney addresses the media during the 2017 “Congress of TomorrowJoint Republican Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania....

Issue of Perak FC salary arrears should not have happened - PAFA

Malaysian National News Agency 09 May 2021
SPORTS. Issue of Perak FC salary arrears should not have happened - PAFA. Datuk Muhammad Yadzan Mohammad. " data-media="">. 09/05/2021 02.39 PM ... Yesterday, Perak FC chief executive officer Rizal Ali Naizali told a media conference that he will make every effort to resolve the issue of the players’ unpaid April salary before Hari Raya Aidilfitri....