Lottie Joiner is the editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine and a Washington, D.C.-based freelance journalist. She covers race, social justice, civil rights and African American culture. Her work focuses on issues that impact minorities, women, marginalized and underserved communities. She writes frequently about the civil rights movement and has been published in The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Time.com, Vox.com and TheAtlantic.com.

Lottie was a 2017 Fund for Investigative Journalism/Schuster Institute Diversity Fellow. Her fellowship project examined the causes of recidivism and was published by USA Today. Lottie is the Washington, D.C., regional captain for Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS). She is also on the board of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).