media event


Definition of 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 The newspaper’s head of R&D, Marc Lavallee, had dreams of testing the technology at a major media event this year, perhaps a political convention. Tom Simonite, Wired, "Photoshop Will Help ID Images That Have Been … Photoshopped," 13 Aug. 2020 The media event, for the first time in its history, was an entirely virtual affair, and it was livestreamed directly from South Korea to eliminate the need for travel during the coronavirus pandemic. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, "Everything Samsung Announced at Galaxy Unpacked 2020," 5 Aug. 2020 New iPhones are usually unveiled at an in-person media event in early-to-mid September and available soon after, but a slight delay – perhaps due to coronavirus – should not be too surprising. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Rumors are swirling online about the upcoming Apple iPhone 12 models," 1 Aug. 2020 The league had previously adjusted its week-long media event in Atlanta to a virtual-only approach due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. John Talty |, al, "SEC Media Days 2020 won’t happen July 13-16," 30 June 2020 Additionally, state epidemiologist Angela Dunn said at a recent media event that in situations like buses, masks are beneficial. USA TODAY, "Tattoos, masks, telemedicine, Yellowstone: News from around our 50 states," 23 June 2020 Very few books, and certainly not a 500-page memoir about national-security policy making, could measure up to the media event that is its publication. Barton Swaim, WSJ, "‘The Room Where It Happened’ Review: A Roomful of Characters," 22 June 2020 The interactive social-media event starts at noon on the venue's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "DTE amphitheater to cap virtual summer party with Eddie Money concert stream," 12 June 2020 Shortly before a major media event in South Texas, Bridenstine tweeted a message that effectively asked SpaceX to focus on commercial crew. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "“The trampoline is working”—SpaceX returns human spaceflight to America," 30 May 2020

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First Known Use of media event

1972, in the meaning defined above

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9 Sep 2020

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“Media event.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of media event

: an event that attracts attention from the news media

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