re·​port·​age | \ ri-ˈpȯr-tij How to pronounce reportage (audio) , especially for sense 2 ˌre-pər-ˈtäzh, ˌre-ˌpȯr-ˈtäzh How to pronounce reportage (audio) \

Definition of reportage

1a : the act or process of reporting news
b : something (such as news) that is reported
2 : writing intended to give an account of observed or documented events

Examples of reportage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Undefeated online platform (recently rebranded as Andscape), has covered the intersection of music, sports and race for nearly a decade, applying a journalist’s reportage and analysis to a hip-hop head’s passion. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 In the over two decades since, her voice, face and reportage became a mainstay for Palestinian audiences. Steve Hendrix, Sufian Taha, Shira Rubin, Anchorage Daily News, 11 May 2022 First, the evolution of street-style photography from guerrilla reportage to a new kind of fashion image-making (the visual equivalent of casual Friday); and second, the increasing use of social media as an exercise in image-building. New York Times, 31 Jan. 2022 With breaking news and reportage, the channel also features a Live Donate charity option via an on-screen QR code. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 28 Mar. 2022 Her pioneering reportage ranged from fashion trends–hemlines and hair to accessories–to the business of fashion and home. Marc Karimzadeh, Town & Country, 5 Mar. 2022 Thompson was richly rewarded for leaving behind reportage for subjective analysis, reportedly making the equivalent of $1.8 million a year by the late nineteen-thirties. Krithika Varagur, The New Yorker, 17 Mar. 2022 Klensch, who died in New York City at the age of 92, was the ultimate OG of fashion reportage. Marc Karimzadeh, Town & Country, 5 Mar. 2022 What Licht has been successful at in recent years is finding a sort of middle-lane format that mixes that mixes serious reportage with the lighter fare necessary to succeed in both morning TV and the medium’s late-night wars. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reportage

circa 1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for reportage

French, from reporter to report

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16 May 2022

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“Reportage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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