reportage

noun
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 What was supposed to protect media in its reportage brought about the deterioration of journalistic standards to the point of virtual nonexistence. WSJ, "Media Free Rein Has Come at a Grave Cost," 29 Mar. 2021 All in all, though, Erika Fatland deserves both applause and thanks for this impressive mix of history, reportage and travel memoir. Washington Post, "‘The Border’ asks: What is life like when you live next door to an aggressive bully?," 10 Mar. 2021 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’s Mellow MoonPies celebrate a unique season," 19 Feb. 2021 But perhaps the picture that ran with the story—of an outfit that Lowe had designed for the paper—was a form of reportage. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, "Ann Lowe’s Barrier-Breaking Mid-Century Couture," 22 Mar. 2021 Her fiction, conversely, incorporates true reportage. Michele Filgate, Los Angeles Times, "Fiction or not, everything is true in Jo Ann Beard’s shape-shifting writing," 17 Mar. 2021 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’s Mellow MoonPies celebrate a unique season," 19 Feb. 2021 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’s Mellow MoonPies celebrate a unique season," 19 Feb. 2021 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 bows at the crossroads of reverence and revelry," 13 Feb. 2021

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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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10 Apr 2021

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“Reportage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reportage. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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