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Speeches & Press Conferences

A wide variety of press conferences and speeches - from historically important talks delivered decades ago to ones given just hours ago - are available on the web and can be used as the basis for newswriting exercises.

White House speeches and press briefings: www.whitehouse.gov

Pentagon speeches and press conferences: http://www.defenselink.mil/speeches/

Federal Communications Commission speeches & press conferences: http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/pressconfs.html

Mayor of New York City: www.nyc.gov/html/om/html/addresses.html

Press conferences held by the prime minister of Great Britain: http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/page2991.asp

Press conferences held by Chinese government officials: http://www.china.org.cn/e-news/

Gary Price's compilation of recent political speeches and press conferences: http://www.freepint.com/gary/speech.htm

Historical speeches

The History Channel: www.historychannel.com

PBS' Great American Speeches site: http://www.pbs.org/greatspeeches/

Sweet Briar College's collection of speeches given by women: http://www.giftsofspeech.org

 


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