"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


Farideh Dada is a journalism instructor at De Anza and San Jose City colleges. She has been teaching journalism since 2007. She has also taught nearby at 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 2022

01139JOUR 250ZMedia and Its Impact On Society

Course Syllabi

Faculty Info

Farideh Dada

Farideh Dada




L-41/L-42 and Online

Office Hours

It varies each quarter. It is mainly online. Email to set an appointment. 


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