publisher and editor, BoiseDev, Boise, Idaho
Question: How might we modernize the local news experience?
Don Day began his journalism career producing stories for a Boise television station’s nascent digital news operation. Over the next decade, Day moved through a succession of roles in the KTVB newsroom, including reporter, producer, editor, team leader and director. After more than a decade working on the content side of news, Day moved over to manage the sales and marketing teams of KTVB’s digital operations in 2010. It was a leap for a journalist with no sales experience, but Day immersed himself in understanding the business side of local journalism. He left KTVB in 2016 and later launched BoiseDev, an independent local news site. He funded his startup efforts by also operating a digital marketing consulting firm. Day is a proud fourth-generation Idahoan. He is engaged in the community, through volunteer work and service on the boards of several nonprofits.