Definition of Reporter from Merriam-Webster:
one that reports: such as
a : a person who makes authorized statements of law decisions or legislative proceedings
b : a person who makes a shorthand record of a speech or proceedingc (1) : a person employed by a newspaper, magazine, or television company to gather and report news (2) : a person who broadcasts news
My great uncle George John Seale (my Pop's brother) and his friend Joseph William Bawden were shorthand reporters in Kingston Ontario.
Some of their work was very interesting, like this job working on reconnaisance plans for the military...
They also did some work at Kingston Prison recording evidence.
This is a copy of the orders for rates of pay for reporters working for the government...
Bawden & Seale were in business about four years before the friends parted as George got a job in Montreal and Joseph got a job in Lethbridge, Alberta where he soon after married George's cousin .
Proceedings of the New England Shorthand Reports' Association, 1892
Annual Convention / National Shorthand Reporters' Association, 1910-1919
Annual congress of the International Association of Shorthand Writers, United States and Canada, 1881-82
Bookkeepers, stenographers and office clerks in Ohio, 1914-1929 (pay etc)
Certificates filed in Office of Auditor General in Ireland on Petition and Claim of Six Clerks of Court of Chancery for Compensation, 1823-24
Rate of Pay for Reporters, 1895
How's directory of stenographers of the United States, including stenographic schools and colleges, typewriter manufacturers and typewriter supply firms, 1891-2
Shorthand and typewriter news, 1913-1914