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UPDATE: Cutdown Day at NYT

Ax comes down on 24

Like they have in Spring Training, Wednesday was the dreaded Cutdown Day at the New York Times.

Executive editor Bill Keller’s search for 100 volunteers to take the company’s buyout offers netted 76 of the 100 employees he said the Times needed to cut from its newsroom – meaning that 24, or about the size of a Major League Baseball roster, would be headed for the guillotine.

Sucks.

As a policy, the Times won’t comment on “personnel matters,” so this post — like the list of buyouts — will no doubt have to be updated.

Here’s the current list of the recent layoff victims and the beats they covered, via New York magazine, Gawker and sources at the paper:

Josh Barbanel, Real Estate
C. Spencer Beggs, Multimedia Producer
Mitch Blumenthal, Continuous News
Monica Evanchik, Web
Eric Konigsberg, Culture
Christine Hauser, Metro
Kate Galbraith, Business
Michele Monteleone, Video
Jim Norman, Business Copy Desk
Sara Rimer, National
Allen Salkin, Styles
Ross M. Schneiderman, Web Producer


More to read:

The NYT Buyout List
NYT Newsroom Layoffs to Begin Tuesday