A few weeks back we ran a link to a piece about why student newspapers need to be online, adding a few thoughts of our own to the mix.

Well, we’ve just noticed that the Center for Innovation in College Media blog has been running a series of posts on the various updates and expansions that college papers have been undertaking this summer, and if you’re interested in online student media, it’s stuff that’s well worth checking out.

(Another recent CICM post that’s worth mentioning here is this one on college papers’ H1N1 flu coverage. The blog notes that more than a dozen campus papers have written about the flu, and that none of the articles it found include links to the CDC’s flu.gov site or other external sources of information. This fits with what we’ve seen of college papers’ work — they tend not to provide external links, even when doing to would add a lot of value to their stories.)