Who Needs College, the Poll

Last Updated Jun 16, 2008 10:03 PM EDT

My post on Is College Necessary? looking at comments on the Becker-Posner blog and also from the blog of the CEO of AdventNet, has drawn me emails and a link or two, generally arguing that college is probably necessary and certainly desirable. So I'm putting together a poll on whether college is necessary for the job you do now.

My answer is that writers and journalists don't need to go to college, but the connections sure help (as does the chance to talk about and refine ideas). I think that will be even more true in 10 years.
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  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Michael Fitzgerald writes about innovation and other big ideas in business for publications like the New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, Inc. and CIO. He’s worked as a writer or editor at Red Herring, ZDNet, TechTV and Computerworld, and has received numerous awards as a writer and editor. Most recently, his piece on the hacker collective the l0pht won the 2008 award for best trade piece from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. He was also a 2007 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion.