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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Report: NFL changes schedule for Super Bowl teams, could give Bucs advantage

Yahoo Daily News 24 Jan 2021
Depending on the results of Sunday’s conference championship games, that could give one team a major advantage going into the Super Bowl ... pre-Super Bowl media events ... Teams will be able to practice and participate in media day and other news conferences from their home facilities....
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Bigg Boss 14 Day 109 Written Update: Contestants Face Tough Questions from the Press

Yahoo Daily News 24 Jan 2021
With excitement amongst the media reaching a new high, Bigg Boss arranges for a meet and greet session with the press. Select media enter the Bigg Boss house for a special BB Press Conference that takes the housemates by surprise ... sharp and pointed questions put forth by the media....
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Burnett: Opportunity for Southland to raise its profile

American Press 24 Jan 2021
When the final Southland Conference championship football trophy is handed out this year, the league will change forever ... With five teams exiting at the end of play this spring, the conference once again finds itself looking for answers to some of the same old questions....
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Saeed Ghani asks how sensitive letter sent to PM comes on media

The News International 24 Jan 2021
Responding to queries of media persons while speaking at a press conference here on Saturday, Saeed Ghani said that he had himself attended the meeting of the KTC and no swearing (use of insulting remarks) took place at the meeting ... him had been leaked and also given to the media....
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McGregor KO leaves UFC lightweight division in limbo

Metro USA 24 Jan 2021
I beat these guys’,” White told a media conference as he watched what would undoubtedly have been a very lucrative pay-per-view event slip away....
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Conor McGregor KO leaves UFC lightweight division in limbo

Hindustan Times 24 Jan 2021
I beat these guys',” White told a media conference as he watched what would undoubtedly have been a very lucrative pay-per-view event slip away ...It's a bitter pill to swallow, and I don't even know whether I'm that upset, I don't know what to say," he told a media conference, ......
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Opinion: Sea of change coming as Power 5 conferences take new tack in hiring commissioners

The Oklahoman 24 Jan 2021
A few of the candidates who had been mentioned publicly for the job came from outside college sports, specifically from the television or digital world, which could be considered a major asset in an environment where conferences rise and fall on how much money they can generate from their media rights contracts....
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KP Police recommends to restore Karakoram Police Force

Urdu Point 24 Jan 2021
He expressed these views while talking to the media after attending a police conference at Battagram ... During the police conference, the District Police Officers (DPO) of four districts of the Hazara division briefed the IG KPK about their performance and efforts for peacekeeping in their respective districts....
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Trudeau co-opts Sanders meme to urge Canadians to stay home to curb Covid

Hindustan Times 24 Jan 2021
On Saturday, Trudeau posted a photo of himself giving a press conference from his lawn on Twitter, with the now famous image of a seated, mitten-clad Sanders superimposed in the background ... It was one thing when my son crashed my press conference a month or so ago, but this Now is not the time to travel....
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Trudeau co-opts Sanders meme to urge Canadians from traveling

Urdu Point 24 Jan 2021
On Saturday, Trudeau posted a photo of himself giving a press conference from his lawn on Twitter, with the now famous image of a seated, mitten-clad Sanders superimposed in the background ... Referencing a recent incident in which his son appeared in the window while he spoke to the media, Trudeau wrote....
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Live COVID-19 updates: New Zealand woman tested COVID-19 positive 10 days after finishing managed isolation

China.dot.org 24 Jan 2021
WELLINGTON -- A 56-year-old New Zealand woman living in Northland tested positive 10 days after finishing her 14-day mandatory managed isolation, said the New Zealand Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield on Sunday afternoon during a media conference ... press conference....
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Mizzou leads No. 6 Tennessee from start to finish for another SEC road win

Kingsport Times-News 24 Jan 2021
6 Tennessee 73-64 at Thompson-Boling Arena in a game Mizzou never trailed against the Southeastern Conference preseason favorite ... Already with three SEC road wins, Mizzou improved to 10-2 and 4-2 in conference play and moved ahead of Tennessee (10-3, 4-3) in the SEC standings and just behind first-place Alabama in conference winning percentage....
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