About Us

The Americano is owned and operated by Courier Newsroom, a civic media company with eight state-based newsrooms. Our mission is to protect and strengthen our democracy through credible, fact-based journalism that seeks to create a more informed, engaged, and representative America.

We reach audiences who are not regularly engaging with civic information, and who are unlikely to subscribe to paywalled journalism. As part of that effort, we deliver much of our reporting on the social platforms our readers use most frequently.

Courier’s newsrooms practice independent, point-of-view journalism. You can read about The Americano’s values at the links below. The managing editor of each site, in addition to Courier Newsroom’s VP of Content, has sole discretion and control over the editorial process.

Courier Newsroom is a public benefit corporation owned by Good Information Inc., and is supported by reader contributions, sponsors, philanthropic donations, and corporate underwriting. We maintain an editorial firewall between our newsrooms and underwriters, sponsors, and donors. We do not accept funding from any national or state political party, party committee, candidate, or campaign.

See Courier’s website for additional information about our national team and our funding model.




  • Marc

    I am the former Web Development and Interactive Technology Manager at the George Eastman Museum of Photography and Film. During my tenure there I designed and built the site and integrated the museum's collection databases, making each of the 650,000 collection items available online. At the Rochester Institute of Technology, I formed a sponsored research partnership and developed advanced versions of my Self-Contained Internet Remote Camera system known as ‘SCIRC’ technology. Focused on alternative power sources and offering customers cameras that work from anywhere within range of a cell tower. I was the New Media Director for Gannett’s Democrat and Chronicle, the flagship outlet that took Gannett from statically produced pages to dynamically integrated content from their newsroom and advertising systems. Oh yeah, and in 1995 I build the first TGIFridays Website!