Full Name
Lottie Joiner
Job Title
Journalist and Former Editor-in-Chief of The Crisis Magazine
Freelance Journalist
Speaker Bio
Lottie Joiner is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience covering issues that impact underserved and marginalized communities. She is the
former editor-in-chief of The Crisis Magazine, the official publication of the NAACP founded by civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois focused on social and political issues
affecting minority communities, Black history, African American art and culture. Lottie’s work focuses on the conditions and experiences of those in underserved communities. She has also written extensively about the Civil Rights Movement. Lottie’s articles have been published in a number of media outlets including The Washington Post, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Time.com and TheAtlantic.com. She has also written for a number of minority-focused publications including Ebony and Jet magazines, Essence, NBCBLK, The Undefeated, TheGrio and TheRoot. Lottie was a 2015 Center for Health Journalism Fellow at the University of Southern California at Annenberg. She
participated in Yale University’s 2016 Thread at Yale Media Storytelling program, and in 2017 she was named a Schuster Institute/Fund for Investigative Journalism
Diversity Fellow. In 2019, Lottie was named a Pulitzer Center grantee and a Folio 100 Honoree, which recognizes the top innovators in publishing. Lottie was named a Maynard 200 Fellow in its 2021 Executive Leadership Program. That same year she participated in the Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Media program. Lottie is a board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). She is a former board member of the Fund for Investigative Journalism and Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS), where she also served as captain of the DC region.
Lottie Joiner