I'm disappointed by Ohio's outdoor magazines—its only publications are essentially long, boring tourism pamphlets packed with Amish furniture advertisements. So I decided to create Switchbacks, a fun, smart outdoor recreation magazine for Ohio. For inspiration, I reviewed dozens of outdoor magazines such as Rock & Ice, Outside, and Dirt Rag. Then I traveled, interviewed people, wrote articles, and designed the entire magazine by myself. After the physical copy was ready to print, I set up a supplemental website where I posted my finished material. Switchbacks turned out well. It's a sleek, professional publication with interesting stories and good writing. I think I've done justice to the state of Ohio.
O'Neil, Colleen, "Switchbacks: An Outdoor Magazine For Ohio" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 5642.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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