By Daniel Gilbert of the Wall Street Journal, Sept. 2010:

The goal of R-CAR is to make training in computer-assisted reporting more accessible to similar organizations that cover predominantly rural communities. On a small staff, reporting such stories is often a tax on already scarce resources. Resources alone are never enough to pull off big a project, but the lack of them should not prevent important stories from being told. R-CAR exists, for now, as a small attempt to aid rural news organizations in covering the stories that no one else will. Click here to read the full story of R-CAR’s establishment.