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About

BoiseDev is a micro-news site focused on development growth in the greater Boise, Idaho area

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.

Publisher

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.

Get in touch

Contact us with story ideas or questions – don@boisedev.com.

Our phone is (208) 960-0321, though email is the fastest contact option.

Idaho Press Club

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Idaho Capitol Correspondents Association

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Online News Association

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Idaho AGC

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John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships

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Boise State Public Radio

Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable panelist

Funding

BoiseDev.com is fully owned by Day365, LLC, an Idaho company.  Day365 is controlled and owned by Don L. Day, who also serves as publisher of BoiseDev.com.  Day365’s revenue is 95% derived from the publication of BoiseDev.  Neither BoiseDev nor Day365 have any sources of outside investment.

The site’s revenue model depends on memberships and advertising.

Mission

BoiseDev is a community-focused journalism outlet, bringing business news coverage to the Greater Boise area.  The site aims to be lively, informative, fact-based and non-partisan. 

Diverse voices

The site employs diverse sources for information and seeks out a variety of voices that are representative of the community in which it serves.

Corrections

Please send correction information directly to don@boisedev.com.  Accurate, reliable information is of the utmost importance.  Incorrect information will be changed within the story itself and highlighted with a correction note at the bottom – except for minor and/or typographical errors.

Our standards

BoiseDev adheres to the Society for Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.

Citations, references and work type

Where appropriate, BoiseDev will cite the source of its information.  When BoiseDev picks up a story from another, competitive news outlet – it will cite that outlet’s work.  The site also aims not to do ‘duplicative’ reporting, wherein it repeats the reporting done by another outlet.  The site primarily runs straight news reporting – though on occasion it runs contributed opinion pieces, which will be made clear in the first line of the story. It also occasionally runs news analysis pieces, which will also be called out where appropriate. BoiseDev also licenses content from the Idaho Press, a subsidiary of Adams Publishing. You can learn about the Idaho Press here.

Methods

This site relies heavily upon public records and other information in the public domain.  News story sourcing comes from a broad array of methods – including community feedback, tips, source interviews, records and observation.

Locally sourced

BoiseDev maintains an office location in Downtown Boise, Idaho – the center of the area it primarily serves. The site also reports upon the rest of Ada County, Canyon County, and – where appropriate – Valley and Blaine Counties.

Actionable feedback

If you have a comment, question or concern – you can contact publisher Don Day directly at don@boisedev.com.