The ax "news conference" refers merely to an interaction between the President and also multiple members the the press in a reasonably formal setting. The President and also the press meet specifically for the chairman to respond to push questions. In the early years those interaction were just partly "on the record," as stated by the President, and were not broadcast live. Certainly in several at an early stage instances (e.g., Coolidge, Hoover), reporters submitted inquiries in writing, and also the chairman selected which to answer.

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The modern-day idea the a push conference dates from the Eisenhower Administration. In those modern conferences, the chairman responds come un-vetted inquiries in a public forum, and also the occasion is country broadcast.

A various kind of interaction is referred to as one "exchange through reporters." one exchange v reporters frequently happens incidentally together some various other meeting or event. This is regularly while the chairman is moving from one ar to another and also pauses come take inquiries from reporters (e.g. Walking come the helicopter). Alternatively, the President may decide in ~ the end of remarks come respond to questions from reporters. At an early stage in the trump card Administration, the White house did no prepare transcripts of countless of chairman Trump"s "exchanges." 

A "Solo-Reg" news conference describes the president alone with reporters. A subset of the Solo category is "Prime-Time." Those have been televised, live, in prime-time (Eastern Time). In a Joint conference, the chairman appears together with one or an ext other speakers. A usual example of joint conferences entails a foreign head of federal government with whom the President has actually been meeting.

On our Advanced Search page girlfriend can uncover the transcripts of all news conferences in ours collection, and select by president or particular time period. ("Document Category" = News Conferences). In several cases, we have actually fewer transcripts in our archive 보다 exist and also have to be tabulated by others.

News Conference (or press Conference) vs push Briefing. Push briefings hardly ever involve the President. Briefings have actually usually to be frequent--sometimes daily--meetings that the White residence Press Corps through the push Secretary (and/or others). These administer an opportunity for the White residence to convey information and also for the press corps come ask inquiries on virtually any topic that interest. For a duration in the Trump administration regular press briefings v the push Secretary to be discontinued. This link will take it you to push Briefings during the Biden Administration. Our collection contains over 6000 press briefings.

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Main Data Table

President

YearYearsin OfficeSolo-RegPrime-timeJoint Totalavg/monthavg/year
Calvin Coolidge

Totals

5.5940700 4076.0772.90
 1923-24 920092  
 1925 880088  
 1926 790079  
 1927 800080  
 1928-29 680068  
Herbert HooverTotals4.0026800 2685.5867.00
 1929 780078  
 1930 860086  
 1931 620062  
 1932-33 420042  
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Totals

12.1288100 8816.0572.66
 1933 810081  
 1934 730073  
 1935 590059  
 1936 670067  
 1937 730073  
 1938 860086  
 1939 840084  
 1940 890089  
 1941 780078  
 1942 660066  
 1943 580058  
 1944 540054  
 1945 130013  
Harry S. TrumanTotals7.7832400 3243.4841.73
 1945 400040  
 1946 530053  
 1947 380038  
 1948 310031  
 1949 470047  
 1950 390039  
 1951 390039  
 1952-53 370037  
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Totals

8.0019300 1932.0124.13
 1953 230023  
 1954 330033  
 1955 190019  
 1956 240024  
 1957 250025  
 1958 210021  
 1959 310031  
 1960-61 170017  
John F. KennedyTotals2.846500 651.9122.89
 1961 190019  
 1962 270027  
 1963 190019  
Lyndon B. Johnson

Totals

5.1713500 1352.1826.16
 1963-64 350035  
 1965 170017  
 1966 410041  
 1967 220022  
 1968-69 200020  
Richard NixonTotals5.5529100 390.597.03
 1969 6208  
 1970 2406  
 1971 6309  
 1972 6107  
 1973 7007  
 1974 2002  
Gerald R. Ford

Totals

2.453631 401.3616.32
 1974 4116  
 1975 181019  
 1976-77 141015  
Jimmy CarterTotals4.005270 591.2314.75
 1977 220022  
 1978 181019  
 1979 102012  
 1980-81 2406  
Ronald Reagan

Totals

8.0015310 460.485.75
 1981 6006  
 1982 3508  
 1983 0707  
 1984 0505  
 1985 1506  
 1986 2507  
 1987 1203  
 1988-89 2204  
George BushTotals4.0089246 1372.8534.25
 1989 271331  
 1990 290736  
 1991 2102142  
 1992-93 1211528  
William J. Clinton

Totals

8.00593131 1932.0124.13
 1993 1112638  
 1994 1612845  
 1995 811928  
 1996 601622  
 1997 701421  
 1998 201113  
 1999 601218  
 2000-01 3058  
George W. BushTotals8.00494157 2102.1826.25
 2001 411419  
 2002 301720  
 2003 312226  
 2004 511824  
 2005 812433  
 2006 1101930  
 2007 1002030  
 2008-09 502328  
Barack Obama

Totals

8.0064495 1631.7020.38
 2009 741627  
 2010 100919  
 2011 801220  
 2012 50611  
 2013 8014 22  
 2014 7015 22  
 2015 9011 20  
 2016-17 10012 22  
Donald J. Trump

Totals

4.0044044 881.8322.00
 2017 1020 21  
 2018 5013 18  
 2019 3010 13  
 2020-21 3501 36  
Joseph R. BidenTotals0.67403 70.8810.45
 2021 403 7  

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• Coolidge data native Lyn Ragsdale, vital Statistics on the gendergeek.org (Washington, D.C.: congressional Quarterly Press, 1998), 170-71.• Roosevelt - present data compiled by Gerhard Peters, The American gendergeek.org Project.

Also see: Martha Joynt Kumar, Managing the President"s Message: The White House interactions Operaition (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins university Press, 2007)


Citations

Gerhard Peters. "Presidential News Conferences." The American gendergeek.org Project. Ed. Man T. Woolley and also Gerhard Peters. Santa Barbara, CA: university of California. Https://www.gendergeek.org/node/323900