About Hype Life Magazine

Hype Life Magazine Limited is a news media website with a focus on celebrity lifestyle and the entertainment industry.

We cover a diverse range of popular and emerging public figures — emanating from the fringes of the mainstream to the heart of the underground — in film, music, media, fashion, sports and politics.

Hype Life Magazine has garnered a solid reputation, as seen by the numerous mentions it has received from leading news media and entertainment websites, such as MTV, Allure, Teen Vogue, Complex, The Face, Clash Music, HotNewHipHop, Global Grind, SOHH, Hype Beast, Jamaica Observer, Toronto Star, Yahoo!, The Inquisitr, Dazed, ADN Cuba, The Hamilton Spectator, St. Catharines Standard, VladTV, Upsocl, Reggaeville and Dummy Magazine, amongst others.

Ownership & Funding

The news media publisher was originated by David Meikle in 2010 as The Hype Life Magazine (thehypelifemag.com) with the inspiration to publish music news. In 2013, the publication rebranded itself as Hype Life Magazine (hypelifemagazine.com) with a priority to focus entirely on celebrities. The company is licensed in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.

Hype Life Magazine is privately funded and receives no funding from grants or outside investors.

Mission

Hype Life Magazine ventures to keep our readers informed through authentic, topical and informative content that will satisfy their interest in celebrity lifestyle while uncovering the truth in the grapevine. We are committed to providing information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner.

Fact-Checking

Hype Life Magazine strives for accurate headlines and puts every news article on the website through a rigorous vetting process. Rumors and insider reports are labeled appropriately to distinguish between confirmed information and industry buzz of interest to our readers.

Our headlines may be bold, but we don’t make broad statements just to appear bold. It must be accurate and fact-checked.

Our writers and editors are encouraged to conduct extensive research to ensure that each new article contains the most up-to-date, accurate, and relevant details. We adhere to basic journalism principles when we are the original source.

Ethics

Our writing team should always be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information. Our team should treat sources, subjects, colleagues and members of the public as human beings deserving of respect. At the highest and primary obligation of ethical journalism, we should serve the public, take responsibility for one’s work and explain one’s decisions to the public.

The editors, writers and contributors at Hype Life Magazine should follow its Journalism Code of Ethics guidelines to:

  • Take responsibility for the accuracy of their work. Verify information before releasing it. Use original sources whenever possible. 
  • Remember that neither speed nor format excuses inaccuracy. 
  • Provide context. Take special care not to misrepresent or oversimplify in promoting, previewing or summarizing a story.
  • Be cautious when making promises, but keep the promises they make.
  • Identify sources clearly. The public is entitled to as much information as possible to judge the reliability and motivations of sources.
  • Consider sources’ motives before promising anonymity. Reserve anonymity for sources who may face danger, retribution or other harm, and have information that cannot be obtained elsewhere. Explain why anonymity was granted.
  • Diligently seek subjects of news coverage to allow them to respond to criticism or allegations of wrongdoing.
  • Be vigilant and courageous about holding those with power accountable. Give voice to the voiceless.
  • Support the open and civil exchange of views, even views they find repugnant.
  • Recognize a special obligation to serve as watchdogs over public affairs and government. Seek to ensure that the public’s business is conducted in the open, and that public records are open to all.
  • Provide access to source material when it is relevant and appropriate.
  • Boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience. Seek sources whose voices we seldom hear.
  • Avoid stereotyping. Journalists should examine the ways their values and experiences may shape their reporting.
  • Label advocacy and commentary.
  • Never deliberately distort facts or context, including visual information.
  • Clearly label illustrations and re-enactments.
  • Balance the public’s need for information against potential harm or discomfort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance or undue intrusiveness.
  • Show compassion for those who may be affected by news coverage. Use heightened sensitivity when dealing with juveniles, victims of sex crimes, and sources or subjects who are inexperienced or unable to give consent. Consider cultural differences in approach and treatment.
  • Recognize that legal access to information differs from an ethical justification to publish or broadcast.
  • Realize that private people have a greater right to control information about themselves than public figures and others who seek power, influence or attention. Weigh the consequences of publishing or broadcasting personal information.
  • Balance a suspect’s right to a fair trial with the public’s right to know. Consider the implications of identifying criminal suspects before they face legal charges.
  • Consider the long-term implications of the extended reach and permanence of publication. Provide updated and more complete information as appropriate.
  • Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived. Disclose unavoidable conflicts.
  • Refuse gifts, favors, fees, free travel and special treatment, and avoid political and other outside activities that may compromise integrity or impartiality, or may damage credibility.
  • Be wary of sources offering information for favors or money; do not pay for access to news. Identify content provided by outside sources, whether paid or not.
  • Deny favored treatment to advertisers, donors or any other special interests, and resist internal and external pressure to influence coverage.
  • Distinguish news from advertising and shun hybrids that blur the lines between the two. Prominently label sponsored content.
  • Explain ethical choices and processes to audiences. Encourage a civil dialogue with the public about journalistic practices, coverage and news content.
  • Respond quickly to questions about accuracy, clarity and fairness.
  • Acknowledge mistakes and correct them promptly and prominently. Explain corrections and clarifications carefully and clearly.
  • Abide by the same high standards they expect of others.

Hype Life Magazine’s Code of Ethics is a statement of abiding principles that address our journalistic practices. It is not a set of rules, but rather a guide that encourages our editors, writers and contributors to take responsibility for the information they provide. This code should be read as a whole; individual principles should not be taken out of context. It is not, nor can it be legally enforceable.

Our Code of Ethics was borrowed from the Society of Professional Journalists in June 2022.

Corrections

Hype Life Magazine is honest about errors. We rectify them promptly and clearly. We do not disguise or bury mistakes in subsequent updates or stories.

Readers are invited to contact us via email ([email protected]) to advise us of any errors or disputes in the content that we publish. We will review all matters raised in correspondence, but we will not be able to reply to all emails noting minor issues or disputing the findings of a check without supplying supporting evidence.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Removal

It is our policy to comply with notices of copyright infringement pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). As we respect the intellectual property right of parties, Hype Life Magazine has a policy of removing User Material (and others) that violate copyright law.

If you are a copyright owner (or an agent of a copyright owner) and believe any material posted on our website is infringing your copyright, please provide written notice to us for notice of claims of copyright infringement using the contact details below or by using the Contact Page.

  • Please provide the accurate identity of the owner (or authorized representative), how we may contact you, and the specific nature of the complaint.

DMCA Contact Information:

[email protected]
Hype Life Magazine Limited

P.O. Box 1240
Unit 10, Central Plaza, 216 Sheddon Road,
George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-1108
Cayman Islands

Team & Contributors

Hype Life Magazine is consisted of a small group of out-of-the-box, forward-thinking individuals, including but not limited to:

Creative Director & Editor:
David Meikle

Managing Partner:
Luraine Freeman

Researcher:
O’Dayne Whilby

Staff Writers:
Shona-Lee Thompson
Jadayne Beckford

Contributors:
Damian Bruce

Professional DJ:
Candace Storch

Music Producer:
Ransford Rowe

Opportunities

We operate highly across the entertainment industry and digital media, fortunately, with regards to some of the most vibrant, diverse and trusted figures including producers, PR/publicists, media houses, media personalities and contributors. This gives us the unique ability to combine a commitment to excellence across all areas of our operations with a true sense of celebration in everything we do.

We celebrate our people, our communities and our audience.

If you are interested in joining us, feel free to contact us!

Privacy & Terms

Hype Life Magazine respects your privacy and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy while using our website as well as any other media form. Please read our Privacy Policy to understand your privacy rights and choices.

Please make certain to read our Terms of Use which constitute a legally binding agreement made between you and Hype Life Magazine.

Services

Hype Life Magazine offers a variety of digital services for businesses and brands including Advertising (Native Display, Standard Display, Onsite Takeover and Platform Sponsorships), Content Marketing, Newsletters, Push Notifications, Email Marketing and Partnerships.

Our digital marketing team at Hype Life Media provides Website Design, Branding and Online Marketing solutions.

Advertising

Advertising with Hype Life Magazine will boost your brand’s reach, engagement, and bottom line. Contact us to learn more!

Submissions

Hype Life Magazine is currently accepting English-language submissions to be considered for publication. Submissions, including press releases, are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. All submissions are subject to a review process, which includes peer review prior to acceptance, and are revised prior to publication with an ethic of respect for the style and ideas of the authors whose work we publish.

For any press release to be accepted by Hype Life Magazine, you must provide full contact details including your name, and email address.

All submissions must respect our Code of Ethics and Terms of Use to be considered.

Submissions must be sent to our editorial team using the Contact Page.

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