|Editor-in-Chief||Lawrence J. Burke|
|First issue||September 1977|
|Based in||Santa Fe, New Mexico|
Outside is an American magazine focused on the outdoors. The first issue debuted in September 1977 with its mission statement declaring that the publication was "dedicated to covering the people, sports and activities, politics, art, literature, and (especially) hardware of the outdoors..."
Its founders were Jann Wenner (the first editor in chief), William Randolph Hearst III (its first managing editor), and Jack Ford (an assistant to founding publisher Donald Welsh and a son of former U.S. President Gerald Ford). Wenner sold the magazine to current owner Lawrence J. Burke two years later.
Outside launched the career of Jon Krakauer, Sebastian Junger, and other freelance travel and adventure writers. Though the magazine has tilted toward a more commercial aesthetic in recent years, it has recruited figures from the literary world for freelance assignments. Writers whose work has appeared in Outside include Bob Shacochis, E. Annie Proulx, Daniel Coyle, Bruce Barcott, and Tim Cahill as well as naturalist and author David Quammen. Songwriter David Berkeley also worked for Outside. Christopher Keyes is the current editor.
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- Philip H. Dougherty, "Advertising: Outside More Moss for Rolling Stone'", The New York Times, 6 May 1977, page 83.
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- Robin Pogrebin (1997-10-27). "Outside Magazine Succeeds by Defying Categories". The New York Times.
- Dante Chinni (September/October 1999). Inside outside (– Scholar search). Columbia Journalism Review.[dead link]
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