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 Editor’s note: The Press-Register holds exclusive global rights to reportage of the Masked Observer, a mysterious denizen of the leisure class who covers the local Mardi Gras scene. al, "Masked Observer seeks a danceable beat with Condes and Dragons," 12 Feb. 2020 Surgical masks are in shortage and Democrats need work on reportage, but first: a cartoon about parental sexting. Alex Baker-whitcomb, Wired, "The Iowa Caucus Meltdown, a Coronavirus Mask Shortage, and More News," 4 Feb. 2020 The only sound comes from the loudspeakers: music, reportage in the morning, and poetry—hastily written dirges by many Soviet poets writing on cue. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "A Hypnotic but Contextless Portrait of Stalin’s Death and Its Aftermath," 30 Sep. 2019 Performance photographs are rarely thought of as having the interpretive, authorial voice of powerful reportage, portraiture, or other photographic genres. Melissa Harris, The New York Review of Books, "‘That Single Fleeting Moment’: Merce Cunningham in Images," 11 Jan. 2020 Yet Warren’s pregnancy became a topic of discussion in the mainstream press, not only among opinion writers, but in straight news reportage and broadcasts which have speculated how the story might impact the primary campaign. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Joe Biden Is Right About The New York Times," 13 Oct. 2019 From the earliest days of The New Yorker—indeed, from its very first issue, which was dated February 21, 1925—the magazine’s reportage, criticism, and feuilleton have been paired with cartoons. Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker, "R. Sikoryak’s “Get the Picture”," 23 Dec. 2019 From religious monuments, beaches, film sets and mind-boggling slums made infamous by global reportage, Maximum City is a kaleidoscope of varied and unique experiences. Anuj Puri, Quartz India, "In the Delhi versus Mumbai real estate debate, there’s no easy answer," 19 Dec. 2019 Understanding and normalization of a church that tries desperately to be understood and accepted starts with the reportage, with headlines. Jackson Deakins, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Reporting on the La Mora massacre has harmed efforts to normalize Latter-day Saints," 20 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of reportage was circa 1864

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17 Feb 2020

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“Reportage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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