Carter Pape is a reporter
for The Times-Independent
in Moab, Utah.

awards

Utah Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, Group 2

Best government or politics story

Winner, 2020

HB 224 authors say Grand’s August amendments satisfy legislative intent

the Grand County Courthouse building

Photo by Carter Pape, licensed for exclusive use

This story was one in a series following Grand County’s change in form of government, which was the subject of a voter referendum in 2020.

The Times-Independent competed against 14 other Utah weeklies with circulations of 3,000 or more.

Utah Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, Group 2

Best general news story

Second place, 2020

Fox Corp. CEO acquires property, rock art along Mill Creek

the Mill Creek trailhead, a common access point for visitors looking to access the front and back country of the creek

Photo by Carter Pape, licensed for exclusive use

This story reported on the purchase of private property and privately owned rock art in a Moab corridor rich with cultural artifacts.

The Times-Independent competed against 14 other Utah weeklies with circulations of 3,000 or more.

Utah Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, Group 2

Best education story

Second place, 2020

Schools urge all parents to sign up for free, reduced meals. Here's why.

a young boy places sweet potato fries on his lunch plate in a school cafeteria line

Photo by CDC on Unsplash

This story about meal and community-based subsidies came at a time during the pandemic when the U.S. Department of Agriculture vastly expanded meal subsidies for schoolchildren.

The Times-Independent competed against 14 other Utah weeklies with circulations of 3,000 or more.

Utah Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, Group 2

Best website

Winner, 2019

moabtimes.com

a computer screen showing moabtimes.com

Photo by Carter Pape, CC BY 4.0

Soon after starting as a reporter with The Times-Independent in January 2019, I began singlehandedly rebuilding the newspaper’s website. The result won best in class against other Utah weeklies with circulations of 3,000 or more, including the Park Record, Salt Lake City Weekly, and Emery TV News.

I wrote about the successes of the website in a blog post.

North Carolina State University's Wolfpack Leadership Challenge

Model the Way

Winner, 2018

Praeci

Carter Pape standing with his longboard in front of Winslow Hall at NC State University

Photo via NC State Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, licensed for exclusive use

I won this award, part of an annual NC State’s annual Wolfpack Leadership Challenge awards, after NC State’s Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity learned about Praeci and wrote a feature about the project.

The competition class for this award is all nominated NC State students.

College Broadcasters, Inc.

Best podcast

Third place, 2018

Protected Class: Moses T. Alexander Greene

cover photo for an episode of the Protected Class podcast, featuring NC State African American Cultural Center Director Moses T. Alexander Greene

Photo via NC State African American Cultural Center, graphic by Carter Pape, licensed for exclusive use

This podcast episode, based on an interview with the director of NC State’s African American Cultural Center, explored how Black history was discussed at and relevant to the university.

The competition class for the award was national and based on nominations.

College Media Association Film Festival

Best audio documentary

Third place, 2018

The Praeci Podcast: The History of DASA

Talley Student Union, with a digital overlay

Photo via Doyle Dickerson Terrazzo, Inc., graphic by Carter Pape, licensed for exclusive use

This podcast episode reported the history of NC State’s Division of Academic and Student Affairs, using interviews with several former and current officials from the division.

I learned during the reporting process that a key figure to DASA had recently died, so as a fair warning, the end of the episode is cringey.

The competition class for the award was national and based on nominations.

last updated July 12, 2021