"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

Spring 2024

46279JOUR 21B01YFeature Writing and Reporting
42804JOUR 61A01YStudent News Media Production I
42805JOUR 61B01YStudent News Media Production II
42806JOUR 61C01YEditorial Leadership for Student News Media
42807JOUR 62A50ZFreelance Reporting for Student Media
42808JOUR 62B50ZFreelance Photography for Student Media
42809JOUR 62C50ZFreelance Video Production for Student Media
42810JOUR 62D50ZFreelance Digital Production for Student Media
42811JOUR 62E50ZFreelance Graphic Production for Student Media
42812JOUR 62F50ZFreelance Copy Editing for Student Media

Faculty Info

Farideh Dada

Farideh Dada




L-41/L-42 and Online

Office Hours

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