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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Pop goes the prices: Ronaldo backs ‘agua’ – and wipes billions off Coca-Cola’s market value

Irish Independent 17 Jun 2021
The Portugal captain moved the bottles as he sat down to speak to the media at Monday’s Euro 2020 press conference, ahead of Tuesday’s Group F opener against Hungary ...Players are offered water, alongside Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Zero, on arrival at our press conferences.”....
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Tito Mboweni tells private conference Treasury will not give in to unions, attendee says

Business Day 17 Jun 2021
He made the comments at a conference organised by the JSE and sponsored by Citibank and Absa Group, that was closed to the media, a person attending the event told Bloomberg, asking not to be identified ... media later. The JSE took the decision to lock out the media, she said....
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Govt won't budge on state wage bill, says Mboweni

Beijing News 17 Jun 2021
Mboweni made the comments at a conference organised by JSE and sponsored by Citibank and Absa Group that's closed to the media, a person attending the event told Bloomberg, asking not to be identified ... with the media later. The JSE took the decision to lock out the media, she said....
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Govt won't budget on state wage bill, says Mboweni

Beijing News 17 Jun 2021
Mboweni made the comments at a conference organised by JSE and sponsored by Citibank and Absa Group that's closed to the media, a person attending the event told Bloomberg, asking not to be identified ... with the media later. The JSE took the decision to lock out the media, she said....
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Getting the most out of BYU football media day

Deseret News 17 Jun 2021
BYU football coaches, players and administrators participate in BYU football media day in the BYU Broadcasting Building in Provo on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 ... Athletic director Tom Holmoe, Kalani Sitake headline BYU football media day ... Kudos to BYU for doing a real, live media day rather than another virtual news conference ... BYU media day ....
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WATCH LIVE: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf To Hold Press Conference Defending Voter Rights, Denounce Efforts ...

CBS Sports 17 Jun 2021
MEDIA, Pa ... Tom Wolf is expected to hold a press conference on protecting voter rights in Delaware County....
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Europe Questions Whether Biden-Putin Summit Will Stop Negative Spiral in Relations with Moscow

Voa News 17 Jun 2021
Putin sat in frosty silence the media contingents from their respective countries were involved in an unseemly scuffle with each other and officials,” Britain’s Daily Telegraph noted ... Biden’s emphasizing in his solo press conference that there was no “kumbaya moment” was also picked up widely by Europe’s media....
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Coca-Cola's market value drops $4 billion after Ronaldo's snub

Yahoo Daily News 17 Jun 2021
By the end of the press conference for the European Championship, Coca-Cola's shares had dropped 1.6%, to $55.22 from $56.17 ... Portuguese soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo removed two bottles of Coca-Cola, which sponsors the Euro tournament, away from him as he entered a news conference on Monday before holding up a bottle of water to the media....
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In shunning cola, Ronaldo has set the cat among pigeons

Deccan Herald 17 Jun 2021
As if on cue, France's Paul Pogba removed a bottle of Heineken beer in front of him during a press conference on Tuesday, though he left Coca-Cola pets untouched ... One of the most favoured ways to brand colas is media conferences by athletes ... across athletes addressing the media....
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Kazungula cycle challenge billed for September

The Voice Botswana 17 Jun 2021
She further said sponsors of this one-of-a-kind cycling challenge will also be unveiled at the weekend press conference. “The press conference will be live on the KICC Facebook page and on different media platforms....
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Apple Daily editors arrested under Hong Kong security law

Springfield News-Sun 17 Jun 2021
Those arrested included Apple Daily’s chief editor Ryan Law, Next Digital CEO Cheung Kim-hung, the publisher's chief operating officer and two other editors, according to Apple Daily, the South China Morning Post and other local media ... to media reports.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)....
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Sweden govt set to lose confidence vote: parties

Arab News 17 Jun 2021
There is now a majority in parliament that wants to dismiss the prime minister,” Henrik Vinge, parliament group leader for the Sweden Democrats, told a press conference ... We were against the Lofven government then, we are against the Lofven government now,” Ebba Busch, party leader of the Christian Democrats, told a press conference....
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Vaccine: 1,500 media personnel to receive first dose this week - Saifuddin

Malaysian National News Agency 17 Jun 2021
1,500 media personnel to receive first dose this week - Saifuddin. " data-media=""> ... “The numbers (vaccine recipients) will be increased from time to time,” he said in a virtual media conference here today, and hoped that more registered media personnel will get their vaccine shots very soon ... Follow us on social media .....
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