Newsday cuts 100

Long Island based Newsday has cut 100 people, or 5% of its workforce.

Publisher Timothy P. Knight said the union representing newsroom and production workers was informed of the “job reductions” and in the coming days “there will be additional job eliminations across the company. In total, we expect to reduce about 5 percent of our workforce,” he said.

Editor John Mancini said in a memo to staff reported in Newsday that the job cuts would include three sports columnists, an undetermined number of photographers and a reporter/researcher in the Albany bureau.

The paper also announced an increase in newsstand prices for both weekday and Sunday editions in an attempt to balance the books.