Lottie Joiner is the editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine, the official publication of the NAACP. She is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience covering social justice, civil rights, race and ethnicity.
Prior to joining the staff of The Crisis, Ms. Joiner served as an associate editor for Emerge magazine and worked for the American School Board Journal, where she covered issues surrounding educational equity. She has written for a number of publications including The Washington Post, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Time.com, The Undefeated, Essence and TheAtlantic.com.
Ms. Joiner was named a 2015 National Health Fellow for the Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California at Annenberg. In 2017, she was named a John Jay Criminal Justice Reporting Fellow and a 2017 Schuster Institute/Fund for Investigative Journalism Senior Fellow. Ms. Joiner is a board member of the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She is also the Washington, D.C. regional captain and a board member for Journalism and Women Symposium.
A native of Jackson, MS, Ms. Joiner graduated from Jackson State University with a degree in Mass Communications. She received a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Interactive Journalism from American University. Following her graduation from American, she participated in the 2010 New York Times Student Journalism Institute.