«Class of 2018

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

Growing fast and slow: What have I learned after a year at Stanford?

I was struck by this side-by-side photo of my JSK colleague Jennifer Dargan’s two kids Margo and Liam. They’ve grown up. A lot! (7 minute read)

How to solve the local news crisis? Look it up in the library.

We can save local journalism. It will take a big idea and big vision to do it. (5 minute read)

Plan B for local news: How B Corporations present an opportunity for media

One of the many things individuals and groups who want to launch enterprises in the local news space have to consider is a tax structure… (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.


Information on this page is from the fellowship year.