An emailer this afternoon pointed me to a story online about a streetcar open house, set for Wednesday at Union station. While the headline had the right day, the body copy of the story said it was to take place "today."

As it turns out, that story was prepared to go into the print edition tomorrow, so "today" is what it should have said. However, most news items such as this are posted online as soon as they're ready to go, and nobody noticed the disconnect there.

"Today" has been something many journalists were trained to do, harking back to the day when publication dates were set in stone.

But that time is long gone. The Star publishes throughout the day. There's no more singular "today." So that's a tradition that needs to be phased out.