Definition of media event in English:

media event


  • An event staged primarily to attract publicity.

    ‘a staged media event’
    • ‘The Bushites latest paint job was revealed at a media event staged in an Ohio factory.’
    • ‘Instead, he staged a goofy media event wherein he was seen yelling incomprehensibly at confused forestry workers and waving around a chunk of 2 by 4 at them.’
    • ‘And then to reinforce this point, the Bush administration staged a media event that it hoped would get Americans back into the skies.’
    • ‘Although this approach may conserve resources, it deprives a candidate of the benefits of staging a media event.’
    • ‘They must stage a media event of unprecedented proportions.’
    • ‘The idea was to stage a media event that would give legitimacy to an illegal war.’
    • ‘The meeting was primarily a stage-managed media event.’
    • ‘And to provide a befitting finale to the media event, she even participated in the mock funeral procession of ‘justice’.’
    • ‘This is the second time Chung has held a media event to draw public attention to the issue.’
    • ‘This was a press conference of platitudes, a media event long on symbolism but short on substance.’
    • ‘In each cultural event, the press created a media event.’
    • ‘Will they find news or a manufactured media event?’
    • ‘It's now a major media event, telecast live on Channel Four.’
    • ‘But with Al and Tipper and what was, clearly, a major media event, I couldn't resist.’
    • ‘Yesterday was but a media event, produced and directed by the Pentagon.’
    • ‘It was a media event, and everyone wanted a piece of the action.’
    • ‘The destruction of the statue last week was a manipulated media event.’
    • ‘He faked a media event that made it seem as if the war was over, which must mean that he has a very scant idea of what we are up against.’
    • ‘Creating a media event designed to educate the politician to make him or her appear more sensitive to the constituency can help you and the politician.’
    • ‘Although widely criticized as a tabloid media event, the trial forced the nation to address the issues of wife-beating and marital self-defense.’