- a prearranged interview with news reporters, held to elicit publicity or, as granted by a dignitary, public official, research scientist, etc., to fulfill a request from the press.
Origin of press conference
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for press conference
But she loses interest in her press-conference confessionals.Judge Me Not: Jonathan Dee’s ‘A Thousand Pardons’ Reviewed
March 13, 2013
Yes, the press-conference gaffe—saying “the private sector is doing fine”—was bad.Michael Tomasky on Obama’s Gaffe and How His Campaign Lost Its Groove
June 9, 2012
"Hold a press-conference," is what Ange said, as we sat in the cafe near her place that evening.
I blogged the press-conference even before I'd sent out the invitations to the press.
- an interview for press and television reporters given by a politician, film star, etc
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