Definition of reportage in English:


Line breaks: rep¦or|tage
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛpɔːˈtɑːʒ
, rɪˈpɔːtɪdʒ


[mass noun]
  • 1The reporting of news by the press and the broadcasting media: extensive reportage of elections
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    • 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.
  • 1.1The factual, journalistic presentation of an account in a book or other text: the area where fiction borders with reportage
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    • 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).

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