The New York Times is cutting 100 jobs from its newsroom this year as financial pressures mount from a weak economy and competition from the Internet.

Executive Editor Bill Keller told employees Thursday that the cuts would come mainly through attrition and buyouts, but layoffs also were possible.

Spokeswoman Catherine Mathis said the paper has 1,332 newsroom employees, which would make the cutbacks equivalent to nearly 8 percent of the editorial staff.

The Times has cut jobs elsewhere at the paper but these cuts are the first in recent memory to affect its newsroom.