As new media tools and social networks have become more widely utilized, the powerful images of the world’s crises are delivered directly to the laptops and smartphones of people around the globe and the newer media value means that the narrative story telling scope is become more formalized. This formalization is used to present news to the individual and is sensitive of the audience’s quest for facts, their cultural sensitivity, values and more. The real world of the audience is mapped into the presentations; this mapping is achieved by means of a framing theory (Tuchman, 1978). In framing the news for the audience there news reaches them better (Gamson et al, 1992). This is done using both textual and visual interplay. Textual presentations are often made more powerful using two parameters called as selection and salience (Entman, 1993).
This selection and salience is just as equally powerful when it comes to image representations in the media. Irrespective of the personal background of the audience, such as their history, their culture and more, all people are quite attuned to the suffering of young children. Media representations of suffering young children are therefore framed in such a way to provoke thinking and action and also to make the society more aware of the problems besieging future generations. There are two ends to the presentations, as the image of the suffering child is framed for the audience, so what exactly does the frame achieve for the audience. Does the photojournalist draw in sympathy or is the photojournalistic method merely to represent a fact? These are some questions that vastly remain unresolved just like the original problem that they represent.