New York Times to Cut 100 Newsroom Staff

The paper will offer voluntary buyouts at first but resort to layoffs if targets aren't met

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    The New York Times will cut the size of its news staff by 8 percent by the end of the year.

         It will offer voluntary buyouts at first but resort to layoffs if it cannot meet the target of 100 positions, according to a memo Executive Editor Bill Keller sent to staff on Monday.
    The Times, flagship of The New York Times Co., trimmed 100 jobs last year and has cut another 100 from the newspaper's business operations. But it still maintains one of the largest news operations in the country.
    Both union and nonunion workers took a 5 percent pay cut earlier this year as the newspaper tried to avoid cutting more jobs.
    "I won't pretend that these staff cuts will not add to the burdens of journalists whose responsibilities have grown faster than their compensation,'' Keller wrote.

    "Our colleagues in editorial and op-ed, and on the business side, also face another round of budget cuts," he said.
    He said the newspaper is looking to reorganize the newsroom flow to minimize the impact of the latest cuts.