media event

noun

: a publicity event staged for coverage by the news media

Example Sentences

The President's visit to the school was a major media event.
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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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“Media event.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/media%20event. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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