Lottie Joiner is the editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine, the official publication of the NAACP, and a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer. She is an award-winning journalist who covers race, social justice, civil rights and culture. Her work focuses on issues that impact minorities, women and underserved communities. She has written for a number of publications including The Washington Post, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Time.com, and TheAtlantic.com. She has also written for a number of African-American legacy publications and minority-focused media outlets such as Ebony and Jet magazines, TheRoot.com, TheGrio.com and TheUndefeated.com. She was awarded first place at the 2003 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards for her story “Wednesdays in Mississippi.” Lottie was a 2015 National Health Journalism Fellow with the Center for Health Journalism at the University of Southern California at Annenberg. And in 2017 she was a Fund for Investigative Journalism/Schuster Institute Diversity Fellow. Lottie is on the boards of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Fund for Investigative Journalism. She is also the DC regional captain of Journalism and Women Symposium. Recently Lottie was named a 2019 Folio 100 Honoree. The annual Folio 100 list recognizes the top innovators, entrepreneurial thinkers and up-and-comers in publishing.