Cleveland Plain Dealer staffers were on pins and needles this morning after being told to gather for a 10 a.m. meeting. The fear was that the bosses would announce a reduced print publishing schedule. Instead, newsroom employees learned that publisher Terry Egger, who turns 55 this week, will retire shortly after the first of the year. He’s been publisher at the Newhouse-owned paper since 2006.
* Plain Dealer publisher announces his retirement (cleveland.com)
* Publisher’s retirement was how it began at sister paper Times-Picayune (twitter.com)
* “And, the first shoe falls,” tweets @BhamnewsDean (twitter.com)