press conference

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.

1935–40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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press conference
an interview for press and television reporters given by a politician, film star, etc

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Example sentences
Yet the actual news of the day occurred following the meeting, at the start of
  the official press conference.
But when the news leaked, he told a press conference that of course he would
  not presume to advise a foreign government.
Such success in attracting the attention of potential bidders seemed, to me, at
  odds with the need to run a press conference.
There is only one standard by which a mid-scandal press conference succeeds or
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