Diana Chandler of News Orleans has been named as a staff writer for Baptist Press, the news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. Chandler, who joins the staff today (March 26), has been a freelance writer since 2008. Her work for Baptist Press has included coverage of last year’s hurricane-related flooding in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She also contributed to a series of stories on Southern Baptists’ Cooperative Program in 2009.