The Donaldsonville Chief is a weekly newspaper published in Donaldsonville, Louisiana.[2] It is owned by Gatehouse Media. The Donaldsonville Chief is a member of the Louisiana Press Association.[3] News content for the publication is based in the City of Donaldsonville, but additionally includes the Ascension Parish area. The newspaper has won numerous Louisiana Press Association awards [4]


The Donaldsonville Chief was founded in 1871.[5] Linden E. Bentley founded the newspaper as a weekly Republican journal. According to the newspaper's masthead, it is the longest continuous publication in Ascension Parish. The current editor is Leslie D. Rose.