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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West Liberty's men's basketball 6th in D2SIDA Preseason Poll

Times Reporter 25 Nov 2020
6 nationally in the Division II Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA) Preseason Media Poll and checked in at No. 2 in the D2SIDA Atlantic Region Preseason Media Poll ... West Liberty, which has won three straight Mountain East Conference titles and is coming off a sweep of the MEC regular-season and tournament crowns a year ago, is at No....
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Limbaugh slams Trump’s lawyers: They promised 'blockbuster' evidence — then 'nothing happened'

Alternet 25 Nov 2020
Powell claimed, without any evidence, in the news conference and subsequent media appearances that a global plot tied to Venezuela, Cuba and likely China aimed to program Dominion voting machines to switch votes from Trump to Biden — but the conspirators got caught because the overwhelming number of votes received by Trump "broke" the algorithm....
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Penguin Random House to Buy Simon & Schuster From ViacomCBS in $2.2 Billion Deal

The Wrap 25 Nov 2020
Bob Bakish said during an investor conference in March that ViacomCBS was look to offload Simon & Schuster. “We’ll engage in a process and look at strategic alternatives for Simon & Schuster,” the ViacomCBS CEO said during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in San Francisco....
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HarperCollins Owner’s CEO Rips ‘Anti-Market Logic’ of Bertelsmann’s $2.2 Billion Deal for Simon & Schuster

The Wrap 25 Nov 2020
Bob Bakish said during an investor conference in March that ViacomCBS was look to offload Simon & Schuster. “We’ll engage in a process and look at strategic alternatives for Simon & Schuster,” the ViacomCBS CEO said during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in San Francisco....
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Eagles' Doug Pederson commits to Carson Wentz, but only after entertaining a possible QB change

CBS Sports 25 Nov 2020
It has become a weekly tradition for Philadelphia media to ask Eagles coach Doug Pederson about quarterback Carson Wentz's job security ... But the only reason Pederson permitted the media to "blow it up however you want" is because he opened the door to speculation himself....
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Bertelsmann makes highest bid to acquire Simon & Schuster - Financial Times

Yahoo Daily News 25 Nov 2020
Pencils with the logo of German media group Bertelsmann CEO are seen at the annual news conference Berlin. (Reuters) - German media group Bertelsmann made the highest bid in an auction for Simon & Schuster, the publishing unit of media company ViacomCBS Inc, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter ... TRENDING. 1 ... ....
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November 2020 ADP National Employment Report�, ADP Small Business Report� and ADP National Franchise Report� ...

The Trentonian 25 Nov 2020
ROSELAND, N.J., Nov ... Conference Call for Media to follow at 8.30 a.m ... Following the release of the ADP National Employment Report, Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi will provide context on the employment data during the conference call ... This is an operator-assisted conference call dial-in number and there is no passcode required ... ADP-Media....
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Diego Maradona’s life and career in pictures

Belfast Telegraph 25 Nov 2020
Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 ... PA. / ... PA. / ... PA. / ... PA. / ... Maradona, pictured at a press conference in London in 1996, had a controversial relationship with the media (PA Archive). PA. /. Maradona, pictured at a press conference in London in 1996, had a controversial relationship with the media (PA Archive) ... PA. / ... PA. / ... PA. / ... PA. / ... PA. / ... PA. / ... ....
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Explainer: Can Donald Trump’s lawyers be disciplined for making false claims?

The Mercury News 25 Nov 2020
Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor and politician, made unsubstantiated claims in press conferences and media appearances about electoral fraud ... MORE LEEWAY IN PRESS CONFERENCES ... 19 press conference that voter machines had been hacked and millions of votes switched....
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At long last: Montana State to open 2020-21 men's basketball season at UNLV

Independent Record 25 Nov 2020
The last time the Bobcats were preparing for a game was the morning of March 12, when they were scheduled to face Portland State in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Big Sky Conference tournament ... The Big Sky Conference announced its preseason polls on Nov ... The Bobcats were voted by the media to finish fourth, while the coaches' poll had MSU sixth....
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DeSantis’ pre-recorded videos hurting millions of Floridians, critics say

WPTV 25 Nov 2020
... to the pandemic, has abruptly turned into short and sporadic pre-recorded videos posted to social media ... Since the election, DeSantis, a staunch Trump supporter, has held just one in-person press conference where praised Florida’s smooth election and criticized the media....
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Cowboys cancel practice over medical issue involving staff

Tyler Morning Telegraph 25 Nov 2020
Family members indicated on social media that Paul is on life support at a local hospital and they are praying for a miracle ... The team sent out an email shortly after saying that practice was canceled as well as the morning press conference with coach Mike McCarthy and all player media availabilities ... (TV ... TWITTER. @PhilHicksETFS .......
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