LAT to cut newsroom staff by 8%

The much-dreaded cuts have begun. The LAT will be reducing its newsroom staff by 8% — about 85 jobs. From the LAT‘s self-reporting:

Some of the newsroom cuts — which would amount to about 8% of the paper’s editorial staff of 1,032 — already have been made through attrition. The rest will be achieved by Jan. 1 through voluntary employee buyouts and an unspecified number of layoffs, Times Editor Dean Baquet said in a memo to his staff.

L.A. Observed has Baquet’s and Johnson’s memos.