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reportage

[ri-pawr-tij, -pohr-, rep-awr-tahzh, -er-] /rɪˈpɔr tɪdʒ, -ˈpoʊr-, ˌrɛp ɔrˈtɑʒ, -ər-/
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 of reportage
1605-1615
From French, dating back to 1605-15; See origin at report, -age
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  • Even the Diary derives its whole charm from the matter and the reportage.

    The English Novel George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for reportage

reportage

/rɪˈpɔːtɪdʒ; ˌrəpɔːˈtɑːʒ/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for reportage
n.

"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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