Lottie Joiner

Lottie Joiner, an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience covering issues that impact underserved and marginalized communities, is joining Verite’s newsroom leadership team as assistant managing editor.

She is the former editor-in-chief of The Crisis Magazine, the official publication of the NAACP. During her tenure at The Crisis, the quarterly journal won several national awards for its coverage of social justice issues, Black history, African American art and culture. 

Lottie’s work has 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, The Grio and TheRoot. 

A graduate of Yale University’s 2016 Thread at Yale Media Storytelling program, Lottie was a 2015 Center for Health Journalism Fellow at the University of Southern California at Annenberg and in 2017 she was named a Schuster Institute/Fund for Investigative Journalism Diversity Fellow.

In 2019, Lottie was a Pulitzer Center grantee and a Folio 100 Honoree, which recognizes the top innovators in publishing. Most recently Lottie was a Maynard 200 Fellow in its 2021 Executive Leadership Program and a 2021 participant in the Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Media program. In addition, Lottie is a board member of the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

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