Cedar Rapids Gazette editor confirms newsroom layoffs

laidCedar Rapids (IA) Gazette managing editor Annette M. Schulte confirms a Romenesko reader’s report that the 50,000-circulation newspaper laid off 9 staffers yesterday. My tipster says: “The health reporter, a couple nightside editors, the soft columnist, and some others [were laid off]. All of it was on the print side; none from management or the TV station the company operates.” || News from Philadelphia: Dan Gross, Philly Daily News gossip columnist and local Guild president, has taken a buyout.
* Earlier: Star-Ledger lays off 18 in the newsroom (nj.com)
* Earlier: Miami Herald tells all employees to take an unpaid week off before June 30 (jimromenesko.com)
* Job opening! CNN.com is looking for a Belief Blog editor (timewarner.com via @FromCarl)