media event

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

Origin:
1970–75

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

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There are times when a press conference or media event is the best way to deliver important information about your program.
The views, captured in a virtual tour shown off by the developer in a media event this week, are indeed stunning.
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