Current Occupation: Co-founder and Chief Strategic Officer, Roscoe Labs
Favorite Read: The Bible
Recent Read: Once A Runner: A Novel, by John L. Parker, Jr.
2012’s Ultimate Goal: Meet our funding goals and successful launch 5 Key Urban markets
Quote Governing Your Mission or Quote that Inspires You: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
Twitter Handle: @kmiles524, @Roscoe.tv
So, here we are already with another Behind The Click. Get ready because this is a particularly interesting one. I recently had the opportunity to connect with Katrina Miles who is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Roscoe.tv , a mobile first news app that bring together news junkies, casual journalists, and old pros locally. She’s responsible for creating, communicating, and executing and sustaining strategic initiatives, a startup that builds news focused mobile applications. Her background is not the norm so it is particularly inspiring to connect with her.
LDC: I love to always start with education first. So how did you come to select Florida A&M University?
KM: Transferred. One of my high school journalism mentors, Louise Reid Ritchie and her husband Joe, had accepted positions there on staff. Joe as the Knight Chair at the J-School and Louise as the FAMUAN advisor. In the late 80s early 90s – the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit Public Schools had a partnership that allowed DPS journo students to use the Freep newsroom to write, edit and publish their school newspapers. In retrospect, it was pretty awesome. Once or twice a month we got to be the Constance Praters or Neil Shine’s of our day. At the time Louise was the Associate Publisher. When I was looking for a school she suggested I come to FAMU – so I did.