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About The Hype Magazine

Founded in 2002, The Hype Magazine, recognized as the world’s #1 digital magazine, delivers timely updates on entertainment, music news, lifestyle, and fashion trends. Our scope spans from “Hip Hop to Hollywood,” and we also emphasize brands seeking enhanced exposure. We consistently set high standards for delivering current news, exclusive feature content, and captivating interviews.

The Hype Magazine employs innovative strategies that effectively engage the coveted 15-49 age demographic. We establish a credible connection with consumers without intruding on their personal space. This unique yet professional approach significantly impacts individual’s readiness to embrace HYPE as a global brand. Through our platforms, we consistently provide an intimate perspective on the personalities and subjects we cover.

About The Digital Cover:

Dedicated to serving nearly 500,000 digital subscribers, The Hype Magazine is a trailblazer in reshaping how digital-print publications inform and captivate readers. Since our inception in 2002, spanning over two decades, we have retained our position at the forefront of the industry. We employ digital strategies that have become a model for other media platforms navigating the ever-evolving media landscape. Through a combination of print and digital access points, we offer convenient access to our digital content via “The Hype Magazine Circular,” a unique marketing tool. In this innovative approach, the magazine leverages the physical distribution of flyers, a traditional marketing tool, to reach a wider audience. The flyer itself serves as a teaser, featuring the magazine’s cover design, which is carefully curated to capture attention and generate interest. The inclusion of a QR code adds a tech-savvy element to the campaign. By scanning the QR code with their smartphones, readers are seamlessly directed to the digital version of the magazine’s cover issue. This integration of print and digital mediums not only caters to the preferences of different audiences but also bridges the gap between the tangible and virtual worlds. The Hype Magazine has undergone a significant transformation, harnessing the influence of key figures to expand its reach and connect with diverse demographics.

Founder/CEO Dr. Jameelah Wilkerson 

Dr. Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson: Pioneering Visionary Redefining Media Excellence

As the Founder and CEO of The Hype Magazine, Dr. Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson stands as a luminary who ignited the publication’s inception 21 years ago in 2002. Her visionary foresight and unbridled passion for spotlighting emerging talent have seamlessly evolved The Hype Magazine into an unparalleled platform that resonates with diverse voices, elevating the achievements of artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs across multiple industries. Dr. Wilkerson’s relentless dedication to empowering individuals fuels her mission to foster unity and inclusivity within the entertainment sphere, reshaping its landscape with innovation and purpose.

Driven by an unwavering commitment to uplifting others, Dr. Wilkerson’s remarkable leadership has garnered widespread recognition. Her invaluable contributions and tireless efforts in bringing substantive value to her community and beyond culminated in the prestigious honor of The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed upon her in 2023. Dr. Wilkerson’s indomitable spirit and unwavering advocacy signify her as an emblematic figure reshaping the narrative of media and fostering a more vibrant, inclusive, and impactful entertainment industry.

Social Media Handles: @hypejustjay

Prof. Dr. Jerry Doby, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jerry Doby

A distinguished veteran with a decorated military career, Dr. Jerry Doby embodies an exceptional transition from military service to becoming a luminary in the media landscape. As the current Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, an illustrious and award-winning publication in the realms of entertainment and lifestyle, Dr. Doby steers the ship with a proven record in journalism and an unparalleled acumen in effective communication.

Dr. Doby’s academic journey is equally impressive, marked by his attainment of a Doctorate in Communication from Logos University International (Unilogos) with an outstanding 3.91 GPA. Recognized for his academic excellence, he was honored with the prestigious “Honor for Merit,” the highest professional and academic distinction conferred by the university. His diverse expertise extends beyond media, encompassing his certification as a TESOL English teacher and a notable contribution as a published author in the esteemed Cognitionis Scientific Journal (2023). Notably, Dr. Doby’s unwavering dedication to humanitarian causes, both domestically and internationally, culminated in the prestigious honor of The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023, underscoring his commitment to advancing the human condition.

Social Media Handles: @jerrydoby_

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