If you feel so moved to help us tell the story of Museums, please consider donating now to the Prairie State Museums Project.

Carlos Ballesteros

Carlos ballesteros

Reporting for South Side Weekly in Chicago 

STORY #1

The Museum of the Future: The National Public Housing Museum adapts to COVID-19

Carlos Ballesteros is a journalist from Chicago. Starting in June 2020, Ballesteros joined Injustice Watch, a nonprofit newsroom in Chicago, as a staff reporter covering the criminal justice system and immigration enforcement in the Midwest.

Prior to Injustice Watch, Ballesteros spent two years at the Chicago Sun-Times covering immigrant and working-class communities of color on the South and West sides of the city as part of the inaugural cohort for Report for America.

Ballesteros was also a breaking news reporter for Newsweek in New York and a freelancer for In These Times and The Nation. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in history.

Examples of his work include:

Pilsen Schools hollow out at neighborhood gentrifies

This is the story behind one of Pilsen’s disappearing murals

‘We deserve to be remembered:’ High school students push Chicago History Museum to better represent Latinos