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Alev Fatoş PARSA graduated her BA in Dept. of Cinema-TV- Photography from Faculty of Fine Arts, DokuzEylül University, Izmir, Turkey. She worked for three years the news program “Arena” in Hürriyet TV Production 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 as a Prof. Dr. 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 researches in a variety of interrelated areas which include newmedia 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 University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) for three months as a visiting scholar in 2011.