"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."

– Thomas Jefferson, third U.S. president


Farideh Dada is a journalism instructor at De Anza and San Jose State University. She has been teaching journalism since 2007. She has also taught nearby at San Jose City College and Menlo College in Atherton. Professor Dada's education began in her native Iran, in the capital city of Tehran. An alum of the Chips Quinn Scholars program, she graduated from San Jose State University and a few other places. Professor Dada is a former newspaper reporter and editor. She calls herself "a peace-loving Iranian-American-World Citizen with much love for the profession of journalism and for the students who represent its future."

Classes I Teach

Fall 2024

21818JOUR 61A01YStudent News Media Production I
28241JOUR 61B01YStudent News Media Production II
21820JOUR 61C01YEditorial Leadership for Student News Media
21821JOUR 62A62ZFreelance Reporting for Student Media
21822JOUR 62B62ZFreelance Photography for Student Media
21823JOUR 62C62ZFreelance Video Production for Student Media
28242JOUR 62D62ZFreelance Digital Production for Student Media
21825JOUR 62E62ZFreelance Graphic Production for Student Media
26851JOUR 62F62ZFreelance Copy Editing for Student Media

Faculty Info

Farideh Dada

Farideh Dada




L-41/L-42 and Online

Office Hours

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