re portage

reportage

[ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-]
noun
1.
the act or technique of reporting news.
2.
reported news collectively: reportage on the war.
3.
a written account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation or on thorough research and documentation.

Origin:
1605–15; < French; see report, -age

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reportage (rɪˈpɔːtɪdʒ, ˌrəpɔːˈtɑːʒ)
 
n
1.  the act or process of reporting news or other events of general interest
2.  a journalist's style of reporting
3.  a technique of documentary film or photo journalism that tells a story entirely through pictures

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reportage
"the describing of events," 1891; see report.
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