What is a press conference?
Do you have something important to say and do you want as many people as possible to get the information quickly? Then do what pop stars and politicians do: invite the media to a press conference and get their help in spreading the message.
A press conference can be about anything from the premiere of a new film, to an accident that has taken place. You've probably seen or heard coverage from press conferences on the news, or read about them online or in a newspaper. The people announcing the news usually sit right at the front, often on a small stage. Journalists and photographers make up the 'audience' and ask questions. Photographers and camera operators move around the room to get the best pictures.
Journalists often work to tight deadlines for a news broadcast or newspaper. That's why a press conference rarely lasts for more than half an hour, and is never longer than an hour. But sometimes a few journalists will stay behind to conduct individual interviews with those holding the press conference.