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 If a player who does not claim that the requests for media appearances are unreasonable but fails to appear for a media event, the CBA allows MLS to impose a fine on the player. oregonlive, 5 June 2021 From new iPad models and AirTags to potentially new AirPods, Apple’s media event this spring will be intriguing, to say the least. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 13 Apr. 2021 Biden’s first official press conference Thursday came on the 65th day of his presidency, which marks the first time in at least a century that a president has avoided the media event for that long. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, 25 Mar. 2021 Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 13 lineup at a special media event this coming September. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 13 May 2021 Still, some Facebook critics say it’s obvious that the whole point of referring this case to the oversight board was to create a media event. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 5 May 2021 The Army announced the findings of the investigation during a media event Friday afternoon. NBC News, 30 Apr. 2021 Thankfully, Apple at its special media event this week unveiled a brand new remote design that seemingly addresses many of the complaints users have levied against the existing Apple TV remote. Mike Wehner, BGR, 21 Apr. 2021 As part of Monday's media event, Deepak Chopra led a short five-minute meditative exercise to defuse stress. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of media event

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of media event was in 1972

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18 Jun 2021

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“Media event.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of media event

: an event that attracts attention from the news media


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