Published on August 10th, 2018 | by Guest Editor0
The Hype Magazine Takes Number Four Spot in New Top 10 List from Feedspot
International media powerhouse, The Hype Magazine has been awarded the number four spot on digital media ranking portal Feedspot. Regarded as the Nielson of digital media monitoring and ranking worldwide, Feedspot added The Hype to its most recent comprehensive list of Top 10 Hip Hop Music Magazines And Ezines To Follow In 2018.
Feedspot is a tool for gathering, reading, and sharing all the interesting blogs and websites you read on the web. When Google discontinued its RSS reader, Feedspot rapidly filled the void and took its place as a preferred home for literally thousands of digital outlets who’s subscriber bases obtain and share daily news updates via the web. Since 2013, Feedspot is touted as a growing digital media database tool which spans the globe and delivers daily updates to millions of readers from their favorite sources and receiving favorable reviews from the likes of PC Mag, Crunchbase and others.
This most recent acknowledgement of The Hype Magazine as a worldwide influencer, adds itself to a list of accolades for the publication which include a current #2 ranking for the subject of Hip Hop and Urban Culture on Ranker.com; addition to top entertainment ticketing site Vivid Seats official blog Fandemoneum as one of the Top 20 Blogs Rap and Hip Hop Fans Should Know in 2018; favorable independent reviews in 2016 via Killerstartups entitled Do Believe The Hype; and The Sociable that same year recognizing Independent magazines still flourishing in print & digital domains.
The Hype Magazine CEO and Publisher Jameelah Wilkerson has received business accolades and proclamations from the likes of the City Council of Atlanta, GA and the Trailblazer award in Indianapolis, Indiana as well as a host of nominations as publisher of the year across the midwest and southeast entertainment communities in the United States.
Editor-in-Chief Jerry Doby, is an award winning alumni of the former Yahoo Contributor Network, garnering multiple Top 10 awards and citizen journalism platform Examiner (now AXS). Currently, he is a member of the US Press Corps, International Press Association and the US Department of Arts and Culture. Doby also studied at Full Sail University in the Music Business program and is a former member of The Recording Academy GRAMMYU program
Founded by Wilkerson in 2002 as a one-page community newsletter in Muncie, Indiana as a student at Ball State University, The Hype Magazine rapidly attained the world’s #1 Digital Magazine status which acknowledgement it maintains today within the entertainment community. Wilkerson led the once exclusively digital publication to retail print status in 2013, forever changing and expanding the breadth of the outlet’s influence across the globe with availability in stores domestically, Europe, Asia and select military installations.
As a forecasting publication, The Hype Magazine has been the first known cover story placement earned by some of today’s hottest names in music such as Ying Yang Twins, MGK, Snow The Product, Ty Dolla $ign and a catalyst for future media coverage for innumerable others. In the summer of 2018, Hype broke the story of LeBron James signing with the Lakers, well ahead of any other major media outlets.
“It is unique pleasure to have 16 years as a leading voice and trendsetter in the media space acknowledged by those who care about the legacy of media and recognize our importance as a community of news gatherers and reporters” says CEO/Publisher Wilkerson “I and my team have diligently applied ourselves to delivering content which respects old age integrity while embracing technology and setting a standard of excellence and creativity in all we do; we accept our charge as influencers with the utmost gravity yet recognize that our audience want to share in the fun that is entertainment…apparently we are delivering and we thank all who have trusted us with their stories, content and reputations as they allow us into their lives” Wilkerson concludes.
The Hype Magazine looks to continue its growth and influence as a media outlet covering “News from Hip Hop to Hollywood” long into the future while maintaining the editorial integrity which has endeared it in the hearts of entertainers, business leaders and the thriving American media community.Tweet