Afternoon report

* N.C. federal prison bans Monday’s USA Today over sex-offender report with “highly sensitive” information. (USA Today)
* “Paranoia among school hierarchies might be damaging the psyches of student journalists across the nation.” (Boston Phoenix)
* Journalist who blew whistle on Jayson Blair says NYT’s commitment to newsroom diversity is “a lot of bullshit.” (San Antonio Current)
* Gawker’s writers are having more fun these days. (Nieman Journalism Lab)
* Freelance horse-racing photographer says lifted his photo. (New York Post)
* Boy’s really cute thank-you note to meteorologist goes viral. (