The effort started in 2013 with a series of tweets. The popularity of the tweets led to a newsletter in 2015, and this website launching in 2016. BoiseDev has grown to be the most laser-focused place to find development news and notes in the greater Boise area. Long-form stories mix with quick hit items and an extensive Project Tracker. Since 2018, it is the most-read business news source in the state, according to SimlarWeb. BoiseDev’s work has been cited by CNBC, People Magazine, Fox News, Vox Media’s Curbed, Idaho Press, KIVI-TV, KBOI-TV, KBOI-AM, KTVB-TV, Idaho Statesman, Brand New, Spokesman-Review, Boise State Radio, Boise Weekly and more. Our business model has been profiled by journalism.co.uk and on Harvard University’s Nieman Lab. We maintain an active Facebook group where many stories and ideas are shaped by our community of readers. The site is supported by limited advertising and a membership program known as BoiseDev FIRST.
BoiseDev content is also curated in a weekly, standalone print section appearing in the Idaho Press.
Don Day is publisher and owner of BoiseDev. He spent nearly 18 years with the KTVB News Group – building KTVB.COM from less than 1-million views per month to more than 25-million.
During his time with the station, he developed mobile apps, innovative platforms, and received significant recognition for his work accomplished with teammates, including a National Edward R. Murrow award for best newscast, and back-to-back wins for best website.
After ten years in news, Don moved to a management role as digital sales & product manager – where he managed a team of folks who helped build top-notch marketing solutions for advertisers.
In 2017 and 2018, Don worked with journalists around the world at Stanford University as part of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship. Find more about his work at Stanford.
Disclosures: Don’s family owns and manages the Vista Village shopping center on the Boise Bench, as well as a few other assets in Boise. He has no personal stake in the business. This fact will be disclosed on items when appropriate.
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