Outside (magazine)
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
Jann Wenner
Jann Simon Wenner is the co-founder and publisher of the music and politics biweekly Rolling Stone, as well as the owner of Men's Journal and Us Weekly magazines.-Childhood:...

 (the first editor in chief), William Randolph Hearst III
William Randolph Hearst III
William Randolph Hearst III became president of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation in early 2003. Son of William Randolph Hearst, Jr...

 (its first managing editor), and Jack Ford
John Gardner Ford
John "Jack" Gardner Ford is the second child and second son of U.S. President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford.In 1977, with William Randolph Hearst III and Jann Wenner, he was part of the founding staff of the magazine Outside...

 (an assistant to founding publisher Donald Welsh
Donald Welsh
Donald Emory Welsh was a magazine publisher and entrepreneur.Welsh studied at Columbia College and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. After being admitted to the Ohio bar, he worked for the Cleveland Trust Company.He soon moved on to the magazine business, starting at Fortune in the...

 and a son of former U.S. President Gerald Ford
Gerald Ford
Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford, Jr. was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974...

). Wenner sold the magazine to current owner Lawrence J. Burke two years later.

Outside is known as the magazine that launched the career of Jon Krakauer
Jon Krakauer
Jon Krakauer is an American writer and mountaineer, primarily known for his writing about the outdoors and mountain-climbing...

, Sebastian Junger
Sebastian Junger
Sebastian Junger is an American author, journalist and documentarian, most famous for the best-selling book The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea, his award-winning chronicle of the war in Afghanistan in the 2010 movie Restrepo, and his 2010 book War.-Background:Junger was born...

, and numerous other successful freelance travel and adventure writers. Though the magazine has tilted toward a more commercial aesthetic in recent years, it is notable for recruiting leading figures from the literary world for freelance assignments. Other highly regarded writers whose work has frequently appeared in Outside include Bob Shacochis
Bob Shacochis
Bob Shacochis is an American novelist, short story writer, and literary journalist. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.-Writing career:...

, E. Annie Proulx
E. Annie Proulx
Edna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author. Her second novel, The Shipping News , won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in 1994, and was made into a film in 2001...

, Daniel Coyle, Bruce Barcott
Bruce Barcott
Bruce Barcott is an American editor, environmental journalist and author. He is a contributing editor of Outside and has written articles for The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Mother Jones, Sports Illustrated, Harper's Magazine, Legal Affairs, Utne Reader and others...

, and Tim Cahill
Tim Cahill (writer)
Tim Cahill is a travel writer who lives in Livingston, Montana, United States. He is a founding editor of Outside magazine and currently serves as an "Editor at Large" for the magazine.-Biography:...

 as well as award-winning naturalist and author David Quammen
David Quammen
David Quammen is a science, nature and travel writer whose work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Outside, Harper's, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times Book Review....

. Songwriter David Berkeley
David Berkeley
David Berkeley, born David Berkeley Friedland on 22 September 1976 in New Jersey, is an American singer and songwriter.He has released four studio albums, one live album and has published a book, all of them self-produced under the Straw Man label, in a recording career that begun in 2002.Berkeley...

 also worked for Outside. Christopher Keyes is the current editor.

Effective June 1, 2010, its owner Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe is the capital of the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and is the seat of . Santa Fe had a population of 67,947 in the 2010 census...

-based Mariah Media launched Outside Television in partnership with Resorts Sports Network, which was rebranded Outside Television.

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