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Syllabification: re·port·age
Pronunciation: /rəˈpôrdij
, ˌrepôrˈtäZH

Definition of reportage in English:


1The reporting of news, for the press and the broadcast media: extensive reportage of elections
More example sentences
  • It is impossible not to be reminded of the frenzied media reportage that has become the mainstay of American television news coverage.
  • Either a journalist withers on the vine when they take a job like this or they become a corporate PR person following their bland, risk-averse PR orders i.e. a million miles away from the freedom of news desk reportage.
  • Talk, in the form of reportage of ‘breaking news,’ including eyewitness reports and rumors, is the frontline mediator of the event itself.
1.1Factual presentation in a book or other text, especially when this adopts a journalistic style.
Example sentences
  • I felt that at some point in this career as a reporter, a reporter ought to have written a book of reportage.
  • Anecdote dominates many chapters, with unreflective reportage frequently doing duty for examination.
  • Though reportage, Hamlet's words are hard upon the action's heels.


early 17th century: French, from Old French reporter 'carry back' (see report).

Words that rhyme with reportage

barge, charge, enlarge, large, marge, raj, sarge, sparge, Swaraj, taj, undercharge

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