The Daily Prophet is a fictional newspaper in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.

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The Daily Prophet is the major newpaperr of British wizarding society. They report on current events that are happening in wizarding society. The newspaper has gained a reputation for

False Reporting on Harry Potter Edit

  • The Prophet's reporting causes people to doubt Harry's account of how he saw Voldemort return at the end of his fourth year at Hogwarts.

Role in the Story Edit

  • J.K. Rowling uses articles in the newspaper as a way to inform the characters (and the reader) of events happening in the wizarding world.

Related Real-World Works Edit

  • The false reporting in the Prophet provides commentary on similar real-world situations.
  • Rita Skeeter reports on sensationalistic stories, similar to some real-world reporters.
  • Like real life newspapers they have the most exciting news on the front page.
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