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[ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-] /rɪˈpɔr tɪdʒ, -ˈpoʊr-, ˌrɛp ɔrˈtɑʒ, -ər-/
the act or technique of reporting news.
reported news collectively:
reportage on the war.
a written account of an act, event, history, etc., based on direct observation or on thorough research and documentation.
Origin of reportage
1605-15; < French; see report, -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for reportage
  • Gradually, his interests evolved to include photographic reportage that addressed news as well as geopolitical and social issues.
  • The reportage of events often bears little resemblance to their actual objective importance.
  • If this story is true, no facts as reported herein are contrary, why is this not straight reportage.
  • Civic action has changed, and so has the accompanying reportage.
  • Where the book scores highly, though, is in its reportage.
  • Such articles, non-fiction reportage and essays that span more than a few pages, have long been perfectly acceptable in print.
  • Fewer and fewer people care about the in-depth story nor trust its reportage.
  • Our interest and expertise is in reportage and photojournalism, so those will be the focus of our lessons.
  • But that is only part of the problem: venue for reportage is another part.
  • The paper ran the pictures alongside harrowing reportage for days on end.
British Dictionary definitions for reportage


/rɪˈpɔːtɪdʒ; ˌrəpɔːˈtɑːʒ/
the act or process of reporting news or other events of general interest
a journalist's style of reporting
a technique of documentary film or photo journalism that tells a story entirely through pictures
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Word Origin and History for reportage

"the describing of events," 1877; see report (v.) + -age. From 1881 as a French word in English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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