The most gratifying part of the job is that you get to see the result of your efforts up close and personal. For instance, if you’re covering an amateur baseball game, you’ll likely get to watch the umpires make their rounds. This gives you a unique opportunity to witness the finer points of pitching a perfect game or nailing the winning hit. Similarly, you’ll get to know your local high school’s best and brightest, as well as snag a few snappy interviews with their biggest stars. If you’re lucky enough to be a part of the coverage loop, you can also be on the receiving end of some juicy scoops and nipples. You’ll have to be a little patient, though, if you want to find the good stuff.