Newsday announces cuts in staff

You think I’ve been recycling the same story – just changing the name of the newspapers. But once again, another paper is cutting its staff. This time Newsday.

Newsday yesterday dismissed 72 employees from across the newspaper and announced that 40 additional vacant jobs will be eliminated.

No “news gathering personnel” were affected by yesterday’s announcement, according to a memo to employees from publisher Timothy P. Knight, issued yesterday afternoon. The move comes a month after the newsroom staff was reduced by 59 people, largely through buyouts.

This is Walt Handelsman’s newspaper. Hopefully he isn’t one of the unfortunate ones.