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 (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.