Fishbowldc this morning takes a cue from the chattering classes at the Washington Post, with this item on rumors that there’s going to be a big announcement at the paper on Thursday. And just what could this huge announcement be about? The speculation, says Fishbowl, is that “it has something to do with Len Downie finally announcing that he’s leaving.”

Executive Editor Downie has declined to knock down rumors that his departure from the newspaper is in the planning stages. And so a fair amount of shop talk is to be expected.

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?