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



I am a reporter for The Times-Independent in Moab, Utah, where I have won statewide awards for both my journalism and my web development work.

I have previously reported from North Carolina and Colorado. I have three years of professional experience in the field, one year of experience in student journalism, five years in software development, and four additional years of side work in programming.

Currently, my long-term career goal is to return to my hometown of Durham, North Carolina to manage a digital news media nonprofit to give back to the community that raised me and push the field forward.

work experience

My LinkedIn profile provides a comprehensive list of my work experiences. Below is a selection of those jobs:

Reporter at The Times-Independent

January 2019 - now (2 years, 7 months)

Reporter at The Journal

September 2018 - November 2018 (3 months)

  • Reported on city government, education, news from the nearby town of Mancos, and other local topics.
  • Produced a series about a local public charter school facing financial and leadership distress.

Editor and Producer of Praeci

September 2017 – May 2018 (9 months)

  • Won NC State Student Involvement’s 2018 Model the Way award for general excellence.
  • Created 40-minute podcast episodes on NC State news and stories, including a focus on topics of diversity and inclusion through the podcast series Protected Class.
  • Included reporting and commentary on NC State Student Government news.
  • Built website from the ground up with Jekyll and GitHub Pages.

News Editor at Technician

April 2017 – September 2017 (6 months)

Reporter at Technician

January 2017 – April 2017 (4 months)

Various programming jobs

July 2012 - August 2017 (5 years, 1 month)

  • In my first internship, I created a server that propagated timesheet data to three billing websites.
  • I helped to create a website for intra-company, collaborative learning at I-Cubed.
  • See my LinkedIn profile for more information.


North Carolina State University

August 2014 – May 2018

  • Earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics.
  • Received an S-STEM Scholarship for excellence in math.

non-work experience

Panelist for NC State’s 2018 Spring Diversity Dialogue

February 26, 2018

  • Discussed issues of diversity and inclusion alongside 13 other student panelists in Witherspoon Student Center, facilitated by Bill Leftwich.
  • Invited by Assistant Vice Provost for Student Diversity Tracey Ray.

Presentation on podcasting for print media

February 24, 2018

  • Presented with Jamie Lynn Gilbert at the 2018 North Carolina College Media Association to an audience of North Carolina student journalists on how student newspapers can bring podcasting to their audiences.

Volunteer for SATELLITE at NC State

May 2017 - May 2018 (1 year)

  • SATELLITE introduces North Carolina high school students from underserved parts of the state to college opportunities, focused in STEM topics and hosted at NC State. SATELLITE is organized and run by students of NC State, through the Caldwell Fellows Program.
  • Joined the program as a camp counselor in 2017, then worked to provide meals for SATELLITE campers and volunteers in its 21st year.

last updated July 12, 2021