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noun

a celebration, stunt, spectacle, or other activity carefully orchestrated to attract the attention of the news media.

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Origin of media event

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for media event

media event

noun

an event that is staged for or exploited by the mass media, whose attention lends it an apparent importance
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