Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث

Journal of the Arab American University  مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث


The aim of the study was to learn about how to use multi-media elements (texts, colours, voice, images, videos, fixed animation, and motion animation) for designing ARIJ Website for Investigative Journalism to know how the website designer uses these elements, the challenges he faces, and the most important proposals to improve the usage of these elements. The study used the case study approach, which dealt with one single element (ARIJ Website) to get the results that could be generalized. The field study sample was selected using the purposive sampling that included (20) investigative journalists on the site of the study and (16) academic experts specializing in the field of web design from the Faculties of Media, Fine Arts, Computers. A questionnaire was used to collect the data and information. The study found that the study’s website exerted much effort to use the multi-media elements of texts, colours, images, videos, and fixed animations efficiently and didn’t use the motion animation at all during the study period (20-3-2020 to 20-9-2020). The most nagging challenges facing the website designers were the shortage of training courses, inefficiency of the used designing devices, the insufficient financial support, and the insufficient time. The experts agreed that the best employment of the multi-media in designing the investigative news websites is the use of the digital technology, which could improve the final output as a pre-requisite for the effective employment.