Alev Fatoş PARSA graduated her BA in Dept. of Cinema-TV-Photography from Faculty of Fine Arts, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir, Turkey. She worked for three years in the news programs as a director of photography & producer. She took her MA and PhD in Institute of Social Sciences in Radio-TV-Film Studies from Ege University in İzmir where she has been working since 1997. She has written many books, articles in periodicals, paper presentations in international conferences and has also awarded documentary film as a director. Research interests are directed primarily toward 21. century literacy research in a variety of interrelated areas which include new media and visual literacy. Besides another research interests are directed to lectures thought about documentary film making (pre-production / production and post-production process) and visual images in the semiotic methodology. She has been in the Annenberg School for Communication at the Philadelphia for three months as a visiting scholar in 2011. She has two daughters.