The Donaldsonville Chief is a weekly newspaper published in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. It is owned by Gatehouse Media. The Donaldsonville Chief is a member of the Louisiana Press Association. 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 
The Donaldsonville Chief was founded in 1871. 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.