Is Downie…Gone?!?

That’s a big rumor in the Washington Post’s newsroom right now. There’s a lot of buzz about a big announcement that’s expected to land Thursday — deadline day for filing buyout paperwork, by the way — and the prevailing rumor is that it has something to do with Len Downie finally announcing that he’s leaving.

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>UPDATE: Erik Wemple heard similar rumors and called Downie last night:

    Last night, Washington City Paper called Downie to ask about this big, huge, major announcement on Thursday. His response: “There’s no announcement coming on Thursday.”

    Maybe Friday?