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.
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How to use press conference in a sentence
The study, which has not been published or peer-reviewed but presented in a press conference Sunday, began in June and enrolled only around 2,000 participants, about half of which received a placebo.Scary 22% vaccine efficacy in South Africa comes with heaps of caveats | Beth Mole | February 8, 2021 | Ars Technica
In the press conference after the Rams’ playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers, McVay refused to commit to Goff as his starting quarterback for 2021.
“His biggest improvement and where they really developed, off the dribble he’s really tough,” said Sixers head coach Doc Rivers, who has faced Brown and the Celtics twice already this season, during a Zoom press conference last week.Jaylen Brown Is Using The Midrange Shot To Reach A Different Level | Yaron Weitzman | January 29, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Ten minutes later, he tweeted again, saying “Big press conference today in Philadelphia at Four Seasons Total Landscaping,” which, no offense to the business, many in the press had never heard of.
In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it.Mets fire GM Jared Porter after ESPN details lewd, harassing texts to female reporter | Dave Sheinin, Cindy Boren | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
At a press conference today with Scalise, Speaker Boehner again defended him.
Boyce was asked at a press conference if Polanco went peacefully.
He could deliver a quick, effective speech, or hold a proper press conference.
After the shooting, the police literally turned their backs on de Blasio during a press conference.
At his year-end, pre-Hawaii press conference, we caught a rare glimpse of peak Obama.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth | John Avlon | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was a picture of the general at a press conference, and notes about his role in the difficult Haiti mission.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
I blogged the press-conference even before I'd sent out the invitations to the press.Little Brother | Cory Doctorow
And were you asked any other questions at that press conference that you can recollect as being important at this time?
I recall Dr. Baxter came in after the press conference had begun, but I don't believe he said anything.
Well, what questions were asked of you and what responses did you give at that press conference?
British Dictionary definitions for press conference
an interview for press and television reporters given by a politician, film star, etc
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