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Don Day

Don Day ('18)

publisher and editor, BoiseDev, Boise, Idaho

Question: How might we modernize business models and user experience for?

While on The Farm at Stanford, Don has spent time taking a deep dive into business models and entrepreneurial concepts as they relate to the local news space. With the landscape changing rapidly, the pace of innovation for coverage of towns large and small must increase. Don has invested significant time at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, engaging with leaders present and future working to glean insights and ideas that can be applied for local news consumers.

His work has also explored new ideas for delivery mechanisms that can provide vital information to members of local communities. His exploration has led him to develop a number of prototypes that bring news to audiences in different ways.

Posts by Don

From college dropout to JSK Fellow at Stanford: Learning to get past a missing line on my resume

Hi. My name is Don, and I don’t have a college degree. (4 minute read)

Dealing with the media: Here’s the advice I gave future CEOs at Stanford’s business school

As part of the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, each fellow is given the opportunity to sit in on classes… (3 minute read)

Read @donday on Medium.

About Don

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.