Fund for Investigative Journalism – supported reporter Trevor Aaronson has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. Aaronson was cited for his story published in Mother Jones on informants recruited by the FBI to pose as terrorists. Aaronson examined terrorism prosecutions and discovered that a series of high-profile cases had started as FBI stings where the means, the plot, and the co-conspirators were all supplied by the FBI. Aaronson’s investigation was also supported by a year-long fellowship with the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California-Berkeley. Aaronson is co-founder of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.