Mark Selig's Profile

Assistant Sports Editor, Mark Selig

markselig@mail.missouri.edu, 781-975-0799 Twitter: markrselig

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO MISSOURI? After four-plus years covering college basketball for a daily newspaper in Virginia, I came to Missouri to learn more about digital media and editing. I am studying Convergence Journalism while also spending nights in the cozy Missourian office.

WHAT’S YOUR BACKGROUND? I slowly progressed my way down the East Coast before making this Midwest Swing. I grew up outside Boston, attended the University of Maryland for undergrad and then began my first job out of college in Harrisonburg, Va. I developed an appreciation for sports writing, and journalism in general, by reading Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and The Best American Sports Writing book series. Now, there's so much good journalism online that I often can't find the time to read everything in my Pocket.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OUTSIDE WORK? If I've got the day off, you can probably find me at MizzouRec playing pick-up basketball. Scouting report: Good mid-range jump shot, dogged and smart defender, right-hand dominant dribbler. I also love a good poker game. Everybody could use a secondary income, right?

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