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

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His story, filled with genuine fears and regrets, reads like reportage from the psychiatrist’s couch. Washington Post, "From Gourmet to Serious Eats, two food memoirs chronicle the pitfalls of old and new media," 11 June 2019 Some readers, fooled by its up-to-date style, misinterpret it as a piece of reportage. Ruth Franklin, The New York Review of Books, "Everyday Sadism," 4 Apr. 2019 There are long critical essays, short book reviews, reportage with a literary inflection, histories, missives, diary entries, aphorisms, parables, advice, dreams, a test, fictional excursus and, yes, lists. Zachary Fine, WSJ, "‘Attention’ Review: Anatomist of Our Disorder," 30 Aug. 2018 Is your reportage a case for Donald Trump’s unfitness for office? Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times, "Q&A with Bob Woodward: Trump’s gambling presidency is ‘a national emergency’," 27 Nov. 2018 Chivers’s reportage writing style is fantastic in regard to subject matter. Matt Young, Popular Mechanics, "In 'The Fighters,' A Pulitzer Prize–Winning War Reporter Strips Iraq and Afghanistan to the Bone," 9 Aug. 2018 Tell us your greatest hits of your Facebook reportage. Eric Johnson, Recode, "It may be ‘data journalism,’ but Julia Angwin’s new site the Markup is nothing like FiveThirtyEight," 27 Sep. 2018 The lengths to which the family has gone to raise the funds — including the GoFundMe appeal, a related Facebook page and the public reportage of Andrew’s lemonade stand and the family’s medical needs — should shame America. Michael Hiltzik,, "That heartwarming story about a kid crowdfunding for his infant brother defines what's wrong with U.S. healthcare," 4 June 2018 In such work, reportage, advocacy and emotion are never far apart. New York Times, "The Art of Staying Cool: 10 Can’t-Miss Summer Shows in New York," 4 July 2018

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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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