Hudson named editor of the Donaldsonville Chief

Peter Silas Pasqua

Glenn Stifflemire, group publisher for The Gonzales Weekly Citizen, The

Donaldsonville Chief and The Plaquemine Post South, has named Allison Hudson

as the new editor for The Chief.

Hudson attended Edna Karr Magnet School in New Orleans, and is a May

graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana. She obtained a bachelor's degree

in Mass Communication with a concentration in print journalism and a minor

in speech.

Hudson served as editorial editor, managing editor, and editor in chief for

the Xavier Herald for the past three years. She covered various issues, such

as recovery of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, sports, student

government, entertainment, and feature stories.

Hudson also interned with the New York Times Journalism Institute in 2007,

being one of the first students to ever participate from Xavier.

Hudson earned "Best Graphic of a single page," from the Louisiana Press

Association in 2007 and participated in numerous research workshops.

Hudson takes over the editor position formerly held by Peter Silas Pasqua,

who was named by Stifflemire this week as the new sports editor at The

Gonzales Weekly Citizen.

"We're excited about adding Allison to our group of newspapers as editor at

The Chief," Stifflemire said. "Although she has just recently graduated from

school, she brings a lot of experience to the position in Donaldsonville

because she served in a comparable position at the university newspaper as

their editor in chief, along with other editorial positions during her time

in college. She learned a lot while at Xavier, and I like her enthusiasm and

willingness to produce a top-notch editorial product for our readers in the

Donaldsonville and Assumption Parish areas. She definitely will be an asset

to our organization."

To contact Hudson, call 473-3101 or e-mail