media event


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

Nearby words

  1. medfly,
  2. medford,
  3. media,
  4. media atropatene,
  5. media center,
  6. media literacy,
  7. mediacy,
  8. mediad,
  9. mediaeval,
  10. mediagenic

Origin of media event

First recorded in 1970–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for media event

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    Unknown Caroline|Harry Siegel|December 20, 2008|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for media event

media event


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