"Daily Prophet": Where and Who Reads?

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"Daily Prophet": Where and Who Reads?
"Daily Prophet": Where and Who Reads?

Each of us, if not read, then definitely heard about the exciting adventures of Harry Potter and his friends. JK Rowling's books about the life of wizards from Hogwarts have always become bestsellers. In the world of wizards, like ordinary people, there were also periodicals. The Daily Prophet was the most popular source of information.

The most read newspaper by wizards

Newspaper in print

This is the most famous newspaper for wizards in the world of Harry Potter. She serves as the main source of news for British magicians. The articles in the print edition contain moving pictures, which makes the newspaper truly magical and interesting. The current editor is Barnabas Caffe, who works out of Diagon Alley headquarters.

Because of its ability to influence the minds of many wizards in the magical community, this publication deliberately distorts and presents events in a way that pleases the Ministry of Magic (with which the newspaper has close ties).

Relations with the Ministry of Magic

copies of the newspaper

The Daily Prophet has remained a respected publication throughout the first three chapters of the Potteriana, beginning with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. With the appointment of chief journalist Rita Skeeter, who repeatedly writes false articles and deliberately embellishes and distorts the events covered, the heroes lose confidence in this newspaper. Everyone clearly understands that the Daily Prophet no longer has journalistic honesty and ethics, it is known that the management here is now more concerned with sales than with the factual accuracy and reliability of events. The publication becomes the mouthpiece of the ministry. As chief journalist, Rita Skeeter says, "The prophet exists to sell himself." In some cases, the Ministry of Magic is heavily dependent on the Daily Prophet to try to convince the public that the Ministry is doing the right thing.

Delivery method and cost of newspaper

newspaper delivery

The newspaper is delivered to subscribers via owl mail. The subscription may be paid for in advance, or the recipient may pay for the paper when it is delivered by inserting the coins into a small bag on the leg of the postal owl that brought it. The graduation price was five knuts in the summer leading up to Harry's first year at Hogwarts, but then increased to seven knuts.

The newspaper contains morning and evening editions, the last of which is called "The Evening Prophet". A newspaper published on a public holiday is called"Resurrection Prophet". Additional news leaflets can be delivered promptly when important, newsworthy events occur. Any wizard, anywhere, can receive a copy within a short period of time after publication. As the news changes, the edition can also magically change throughout the day - this is possible with the help of special spells.

Sections of the Daily Prophet

Prophet prints a zoological column every Wednesday, which serves as an excuse for Rita Skeeter to interview Professor Hagrid during the Care of Magical Creatures class.

The Quidditch section has as its heading a ranking of all teams in the league ranked by total points scored (left column), with upcoming matches listed side by side on the right.

The "Prophet" has a "Letters" section. Some of the letters deserve editorial responses, usually quite brief.

There is a "Bulletin Board" section with the subheadings "Jobs", "For Sale", "Lonely Hearts".

There is a Q&A section where experts in various fields try to answer readers' questions on a variety of topics: medical issues, psychological disorders, legal issues, and everyday magical things.

The publication has a regular gossip column written by The Daily Prophet's most famous journalist, Rita Skeeter.

B"Prophet" sometimes prints an extremely difficult crossword puzzle.

So, The Daily Prophet is JK Rowling's most famous paper in the wizarding world of Potter, and seems to have a lot in common with the modern press in terms of misrepresentation and subservience to authority.

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