Challenging the Mainstream. Championing Freedom.

The Stream is a daily news website that offers original content alongside a curated selection of news from across the internet. The organization’s primary goal is to challenge mainstream media and provide a source for breaking news, inspiration, editorial analysis, and even entertainment.

When The Stream came to us, they had an idea – they wanted a platform for their perspectives and ideas. They asked AM to turn that idea into a reality. We built them a flexible publishing system that leverages multiple technologies (with significant customization). The Stream has many authors and editors requiring a solution that makes it easy to quickly move articles from initial draft to published article. With so many people viewing news these days through mobile devices, we delivered a responsive solution that makes the site content easily read on any screen size. 

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Solution
  • Digital Strategy
  • Responsive Website Design & Development
  • Third Party Software Integration
  • Custom User Interface Design
  • Content Management System
  • Social Media Integration
  • Robust Media Tools
  • Logo & Branding Suite
  • Ongoing Updates & Management
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Mobile Use
2
Page Views Per Ponth
73
Traffic from Social Media

Powerful IT Infrastructure

The Stream is a high-volume website in terms of site traffic as well as the sheer amount of content. In order to meet the technical needs of the site, we’ve implemented a flexible IT infrastructure that allows us to scale up their server support when needed and then scale it back to save resources in the slower times. 

Recently, The Stream published an article that went viral and, when traffic spiked, we were able to expand their server structure from 2 dedicated servers to 5, balance the load between the servers, and double their bandwidth in a matter of hours. Once the initial rush of traffic slowed down, we were able to seamlessly scale their server needs back to 3 dedicated servers.

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1.1 Million Views in 48 Hours

Powerful IT Infrastructure

The Stream is a high-volume website in terms of site traffic as well as the sheer amount of content. In order to meet the technical needs of the site, we’ve implemented a flexible IT infrastructure that allows us to scale up their server support when needed and then scale it back to save resources in the slower times.
Recently, The Stream published an article that went viral and, when traffic spiked, we were able to expand their server structure from 2 dedicated servers to 5, balance the load between the servers, and double their bandwidth in a matter of hours. Once the initial rush of traffic slowed down, we were able to seamlessly scale their server needs back to 3 dedicated servers.

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1.1 Million Hits to Article in 48 Hours

AM has been a great partner in helping The Stream launch and grow our new media site to national prominence. Beginning with the basic design of our brand and basic web site look and feel — and moving to developing the site software and then monitoring our servers in times when high traffic pushed them to the limit, the team at AM has been on the spot and delivered what was needed. Their loyalty to us and to our mission truly sets them apart.

Jay W. Richards, PhD  Executive Editor of The Stream