- (US, politics, journalism) An event at which a politician is made available for questioning by the media.
1974 June 5, Carl B. Leubsdorf quoting Ronald Reagan, “Reagan Puts Presidential Ambitions 'Between Lines'”, page B12:
- I was told that there was a request for press availabilities.
2007 November 3, Christina Bellantoni, “Hillary criticized for press strategy”:
- Mrs. Clinton rarely holds press availabilities or takes questions from reporters who cover her campaign.