How does your day start?
Before work, school, kids, the commute, the dinner-cooking or the Netflix watching… how does your day begin? With your phone?
Do you care about what’s happening in your community, but increasingly find it hard to keep up? Maybe you used to watch morning TV or pick up a newspaper. But now maybe you start with a scroll of Facebook or Insta or Snapchat. Perhaps you see a few local stories mixed in with national headlines, kid pics and… who knows what else.
Backed by research
In recent months, BoiseDev embarked on a research project and found something simple: Idahoans want to know what’s happening around them, but don’t feel well-served by social media.
Starting Tuesday May 4, we hope to help.
Introducing Idaho First by BoiseDev. It’s a quick, free, first-of-the-day digest of local information delivered by email – and only local information. Our managing editor Gretchen Parsons will give you a pulse for the day. The news you need to know, the stories you’ll want to hear about and the events you’ll look forward to attending (plus, we’ll tell you in five words or less what the weather will be).
The product will be backed by our unique and unduplicated reporting, plus more to give you a well-rounded look at what’s happening. You’ll get the area’s best business and growth coverage of course, but also a well-balanced look at the whole local news picture.
Our BoiseDev members will still get all of our stories first, full-text in their email each afternoon, before the general public.
Our mission since we launched nearly five years ago has always been to help provide people a simple, fact-based, opinion-free approach to news. We started with development, and have gradually added important topics like business news, municipal elections, housing, homelessness and a focus on the area’s civic heart.
With this new product, we hope to continue that mission. And of course, it’s paywall-free.
Tens of thousands of folks get our free twice-monthly Download email, and starting May 4th, they’ll get Idaho First by BoiseDev. You can sign up too, here.