New York Times Layoffs Loom, About 50 To Go

nyt logo.jpgThe New York Times’ deadline for newsroom employees to accept buyouts is this Monday. According to Keith Kelly at the New York Post, about 50 staffers have signed up. (At least two are coming from the Times’ DC bureau: Stephen Labaton and Neil Lewis.) While that’s more than initial estimates, that still leaves the NYT with the need to make 50 more cuts to reach its headcount reduction goal.

Copy desks may be especially hard hit, as will be blogs.

(Here’s Gawker’s look at which blogs may not make the cut, though take with a grain of salt.)

The New York Observer also took a stab at which blogs will probably survive: among them, Andrew Ross Sorkin’s DealBook, ArtsBeat, City Room, The Caucus, Bits, Well and The Lede.