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In the eyes of Dana Priest, longtime reporter for the Washington Post and journalism professor at the University of Maryland, endangered species aren’t limited to the animal kingdom. She believes journalists around the world are falling victim to predatory forces capable of causing their extinction, too. With that in mind, Priest set out to enlighten her students about the world’s growing number of imprisoned reporters by giving them an assignment in her “Journalism in Peril” course last fall. “I was thinking very hard of ways to teach a number of things at the same time,” Priest says. “How do I