About Me

"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, the third president of the United States


This is Farideh Dada, a journalism instructor at De Anza and at San Jose City colleges. I have been teaching journalism since 2007. I also have taught nearby at Menlo College in Atherton. My education began in my native Iran, in the capital city of Tehran. An alum of the Chips Quinn Scholars program, I graduated from San Jose State and a few other places. I am a former newspaper reporter and editor. I'm 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 2019

01137JOUR 22YMass Communication and Its Impact On Society
42791JOUR 265ZMass Communication and Its Impact On Society

Winter 2019

01162JOUR 22YMass Communication and Its Impact On Society
01164JOUR 263ZMass Communication and Its Impact On Society
35941JOUR 21A1News Writing and Reporting

Course Syllabi

Faculty Info

Farideh Dada

Farideh Dada




L-41/L-42 and Online

Office Hours

Spring 2018

It varies each quarter.


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