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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Health chief tells managers not to engage with ‘toxic’ social media

The Irish Times 14 Apr 2021
Speaking to a health conference on Wednesday, Mr Watt said social media was a “valuable tool” for communicating information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme or the health service but he discouraged managers in the health service from commenting and debating on social media....
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Robert Watt advises managers not to engage with ‘toxic’ social media

The Irish Times 14 Apr 2021
Speaking to a health conference on Wednesday, Mr Watt said social media was a “valuable tool” for communicating information about the Covid-19 vaccination programme or the health service but he discouraged managers in the health service from commenting and debating on social media....
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dvm360® Presents Second Live, Virtual Interactive Conference Experience in May 2021

The Trentonian 14 Apr 2021
1 multimedia platform in the veterinary industry, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its second live Fetch Virtual, a dvm360® Conference, from Thursday, May 13 to Saturday, May 15, 2021. "This is truly the championship event of our virtual Fetch conferences," said Adam Christman, D.V.M., MBA ... dvm360® Media Contact....
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Taliban unwilling to attend the ‘Peace Conference’ on Afghanistan in Turkey

Khaama Press 14 Apr 2021
Soon after the US forces’ withdrawal timeline from Afghanistan was leaked through the US media channels, the Taliban announced they will not attend any conference on Afghanistan until the full withdrawal of the foreign forces from Afghanistan is completed....
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KT accelerating drive to expand global media biz

Korea Times 14 Apr 2021
KT CEO Ku Hyeon-mo speaks during a press conference at KT's headquarters in central Seoul, March 23 ... "We are planning to expand in both media systems and content." ... "Creating a media-centered platform is the most important for becoming a digital platform company," Ku said in a press conference last month....
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Wells Fargo Reports First Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Odessa American 14 Apr 2021
Conference call. The company will host a live conference call on Wednesday, April 14, at 10 a.m ... The call will also be available online at https.//edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/9wej5fnq. A replay of the conference call will be available from approximately 2 p.m ... and Canada) or 404-537-3406 (international) and enter Conference ID ... Media....
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Steve Madden Announces First Quarter 2021 Earnings Release Date

Omaha World-Herald 14 Apr 2021
Management will host a conference call to review the results at 8.30 a.m ... The dial-in number for financial analysts in North America is (877) 552-1336, or (805) 905-2996 for international analysts, and the conference ID is 5373927 ... Employees, the media and the public are invited to ......
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Britain to pull out nearly all its troops from Afghanistan

Khaama Press 14 Apr 2021
Soon after the US forces’ withdrawal timeline from Afghanistan was leaked through the US media channels, the Taliban announced they will not attend any conference on Afghanistan until the full withdrawal of the foreign forces from Afghanistan is completed....
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Letter: Censorship should alarm all Americans

Chico Enterprise Record 14 Apr 2021
Let me repeat what the President of the United States told all of America in his first and only press conference (if you want to call reading from note cards and calling on only friendly media a press conference)” “No … he will not ......
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Editorial, 4/14: Shutting NOISE out of briefings must not stand

Lincoln Journal Star 14 Apr 2021
They are not a mainstream media outlet.”. While the rise of digital-only news operations in a rapidly changing media landscape creates new questions, and, indeed, not just anyone claiming to be media should be automatically admitted to news conferences, the implication is that anything Gov....
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Editorial: Ricketts' denial of NOISE Omaha media credentials is crass politics contrary to First Amendment

Omaha World-Herald 14 Apr 2021
They are not a mainstream media outlet.”. While the rise of digital-only news operations in a rapidly changing media landscape creates new questions, and, indeed, not just anyone claiming to be media should be automatically admitted to news conferences, the implication is that anything Gov....
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EU to negotiate major vaccine contract extension with Pfizer

Auburnpub dot com 14 Apr 2021
... von der Leyen gestures after participating in a media conference on the Commissions response to COVID-19 at EU headquarters in Brussels....
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Department of Agriculture Answers Frequently Ask Questions About Dog Wardens Role, Animal Cruelty

Explore Clarion 14 Apr 2021
HARRISBURG, Pa ... “We’ve had a lot of really good questions asked – both in our media conferences and on our social media pages – as people learn about what’s at risk without the fee increase.” .......
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