Gabriela Cohen ’23, a senior TVDM student participating in the class, got experience both in front of and behind the camera while working on the production. Prior to arriving in New York City, Cohen created a pre-recorded fan video, which included shoutouts and well-wishes from students, faculty, and staff for both the football game and the Giving Challenge.
During the broadcast itself, she served as the audio engineer on-set at Bronx Community College and curated a live social media feed during the telethon.
“This opportunity was a unique, practical, and hands-on learning experience that gave me critical insights into the industry of which I hope to be a part. It was, in a sense, a preview of what my world could be like after IC, both the good and the bad,” said Cohen. “It was also another perfect example of Ithaca College’s educational philosophy of theory, practice, and performance in action.”
Back at Yankee Stadium, the coverage continued. Jeremy Goldstein ’23, Jenna Johnson ’26, Max Tanzer ’23, and Connor Wood ’22, were four sports media students who were selected to work alongside IC alum and legendary sports broadcaster Bruce Beck ’78, who announced the game.
“I have been a Yankee fan and have watched the YES network my entire life, so calling a game on that network was a dream come true. I never imagined I'd get to do that in college,” said Goldstein. “As someone who wants to get into broadcasting for a living, getting that platform does nothing but help me, and this was definitely a moment I will remember as a college highlight.”