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.

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The Knights were picked as favorites to win another conference title by the media during the AAC football media event in July, with the team receiving a No. Matt Murschel,, "UCF sells out football season ticket allotment for 2019 season," 13 Aug. 2019 The Warriors were holding a hey-how-ya-doin’ media event in advance of the team’s training camp. Gary Peterson, The Mercury News, "Warriors scout Monta Ellis and Amar’e Stoudemire; Stephen Curry is their common denominator," 9 July 2019 Beyond the music, Farm Aid will host a media event featuring select artists, farmers and advocates, before the first act performs Sept. 21. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Farm Aid 2019 coming to Alpine Valley Music Theatre, raising awareness of Wisconsin's dairy farm crisis," 18 Jan. 2018 Simpson was charged with murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman but acquitted by a jury in a 1995 trial regarded as one of the major media events of its time. Brian Pascus, CBS News, "25 years later, cameraman who filmed the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase calls it "pretty historical"," 17 June 2019 The property’s owners, the mother-daughter duo known as Two Chicks and a Hammer, said the timing of the demolition was completely coincidental — but the media event was not. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Boarded-up house in Jim Merritt's housing plan announcement is partially demolished 1 day later," 14 June 2019 The new address markers were already going up at the DTE entrance as the media event wound down inside. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "DTE Energy Music Theatre changes address to 33 Bob Seger Drive," 5 June 2019 These are not one-offs for publicity; these are not media events; Kaepernick has barely uttered a public word over the past two years. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Colin Kaepernick and Nike, Starring You and Me," 5 Sep. 2018 Special issues, such as its annual Person of the Year, and the magazine’s Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, have become stand-alone media events in their own right. Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, WSJ, "Time Magazine Sold to Salesforce Founder Marc Benioff for $190 Million," 16 Sep. 2018

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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: an event that attracts attention from the news media

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