media event


: a publicity event staged for coverage by the news media

Examples of media event in a Sentence

The President's visit to the school was a major media event.
Recent Examples on the Web Since then, pro-ceasefire protests have erupted at many major media events, including at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and the Oscars., 12 May 2024 The singer did not appear at two media events with her boyfriend Travis Kelce: the Kentucky Derby and a Formula 1 race in Miami, Florida. Bryan West, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 Chair, Chief Executive Officer and President Frank Bisignano spoke at a March media event to celebrate the new offices. Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 28 Mar. 2024 The Kansas City Chiefs tight end, 34, was all smiles when talking about what is to come in his girlfriend's career during a Super Bowl media event on Monday. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2024 The annual conference bills itself as Europe’s largest media event, and Crabapple had planned to give a talk about her career as an artist and writer reporting from the front lines of conflict zones. Brian Merchant, The Atlantic, 2 Feb. 2024 The media event was held on the 19th floor of the Korea Press Center in Seoul’s central business district. Patrick Frater, Variety, 12 Jan. 2024 The first question Teemu Pukki was asked at the MLS media event on Thursday in Miami was not a softball, but rather the most-pressing query surrounding the club. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, 11 Jan. 2024 Repeatedly pressed by reporters during the media event, NASA decided within 24 hours to release McInernay’s name. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 15 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of media event was in 1972

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Cite this Entry

“Media event.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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