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The Daily Prophet was the only wizarding newspaper in Great Britain, discounting minor publications such as The Quibbler and Witch Weekly.[1] It was at least somewhat under the control of the Ministry of Magic, though it is not known exactly how much influence they exerted, nor if this influence had always been the case.

The following is a list of all known major articles from c. 1743 to 2014.

18th century-19th century

Article about Gideon Flatworthy, leader of the Accionites (c. 1743)

"[…] less a wizard, more a lazy walrus-like object who lies all day on a rather smelly cushion, and expects people to admire him for it."[2]

Article about the murder of Hamish Steed by Flannery (1783)

"The victim, Hamish Steed, was under Ministry protection at the time of Flannery's murderous rampage. After several hours of interrogation, Flannery admitted that he used an ancient spell to track down his greatest desire - which happened to be the location of the late Steed."[3]

Pureblood addresses on the newly-commissioned Knight Bus (1865)

"[…] this Muggle-esque outrage […]"

BRING BACK OUR BASKETS! (12 February 1883)

That was the cry heard from Quidditch players across the nation last night as it became clear that the Department of Magical Games and Sports had decided to burn the baskets used for centuries for goalscoring in Quidditch.

"We're not burning them, don't exaggerate," said an irritable-looking Departmental representative last night when asked to comment. "Baskets, as you may have noticed, come in different sizes. We have found it impossible to standardise basket size so as to make goalposts throughout Britain equal. Surely you can see it's a matter of fairness. I mean, there's a team up near Barnton, they've got these minuscule little baskets attached to the opposing team's posts, you couldn't get a grape in them. And up their own end they've got these great wicker caves swinging around. It's not on. We've settled on a fixed hoop size and that's it. Everything nice and fair."

At this point, the Departmental representative was forced to retreat under a hail of baskets thrown by the angry demonstrators assembled in the hall. Although the ensuing riot was later blamed on goblin agitators, there can be no doubt that Quidditch fans across Britain are tonight mourning the end of the game as we know it.

" 'T won't be t' same wi'out baskets," said one apple-cheeked old wizard sadly. "I remember when I were a lad, we used to set fire to 'em for a laugh during t' match. You can't do that with goal hoops. 'Alf t' fun's gone."

OUR CHASERS AREN'T CHEATING! (22 June 1884)

That was the stunned reaction of Quidditch fans across Britain last night when the so-called "Stooging Penalty" was announced by the Department of Magical Games and Sports last night.

"Instances of stooging have been on the increase," said a harassed-looking Departmental representative last night. "We feel that this new rule will eliminate the severe Keeper injuries we have been seeing only too often. From now on, one Chaser will attempt to beat the Keeper, as opposed to three Chasers beating the Keeper up. Everything will be much cleaner and fairer."

At this point the Departmental representative was forced to retreat as the angry crowd started to bombard him with Quaffles. Wizards from the Department of Magical Law Enforcement arrived to disperse the crowd, who were threatening to stooge the Minister of Magic himself.

One freckle-faced six-year-old left the hall in tears.

"I loved stooging," he sobbed to the Daily Prophet. "Me and me dad like watching them Keepers flattened. I don't want to go to Quidditch no more."

1 September 1890

Daily Prophet - Ranrok's Goblin Rebellion HL.jpg

Early 20th century

Article on cricket (1902)

BY THE CHIEF SPORTS WRITER

"[…] a Beater who is unable to fly defends three sticks instead of a hoop, while a Snitch without wings is thrown at the sticks. That's it. Sometimes for several days."[4]

Article headlines from unknown date in 1927

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  • Grindewald Escape: No conclusions yet pledge the I.C.W.
  • Ministry of Magic deploys Aurors Europe-wide
  • Editorial
  • Wizarding community demand Grindelwald arrest
  • Obscurus Books: Latest catalogue now available
  • Ask D. Shaman: Unravelling your innermost conundrums
  • National Weather
  • Late Night Final
  • Punitive new travel legislation: Portkeys invalid without prior consent
  • Grindelwald is recruiting
  • Muggle accidentally gains entry to Diagon Alley
  • Empty keg mystery: Gallons of Butterbeer consumed by ghosts
  • Barking Mad! Three-Headed Dog lost in London Fog
  • Mysterious Ginger Witch identified in Greek Street
  • Import of Illegal Magical Plants: 1000 Galleons fine if convicted
  • Scandal! Knockturn Alley in potion labelling mix-up
  • Gladrags Special Offers Inside: Robes, hats, and dresses for the modern witch
  • Forbidden potions stash uncovered in Highgate woods
  • Snow in Spring? For Merlin's Beard!
  • Aurors: We Need More Aurors! Register Now
  • The West End Curse: Acclaimed novella woos wizards
  • Mr Ollivander to receive the Golden Wand Honours
  • Obscurial studies to be included in the national curriculum
  • News in Brief
  • Next Week
    • Treasure Island: Where will you find the next rune
  • Only in the Daily Prophet
    • Round & Round The Bouncing Tree - !Arriving Next Saturday!
  • Enchanted balloon reunited with owner after 37 years
  • Bewitched teapot responsible for third degree burns
  • Muggle gets stuck in magical painting
  • LunaLove: Find romance under the light of this month's new moon.
  • Goblin the Great to become trilogy
  • Wizwig: For all your every day wig needs
  • Exclusive
    • What Does your Calligraphy say about you?
    • Potions & Lotions
  • Moon Calendar
  • The Daily Prophet Magical Symbols Game
  • Moon Eclipses of 1927
  • The Bank you can trust: Gringotts
  • Book sale on all week: Flourish and Blotts
  • For all your apothecary needs: Mr Mulpepper's Apothecary
  • Robes for all Occasions - Madam Malkin's: Self-ironing and self-repairing robes now in stock
  • Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment: Suppliers of fine cosmic apparatus
  • Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands
  • Is the young wizarding generation in peril?: Exclusive excerpts from a new sensational essay
  • No-Maj Type-Writer: The Hidden Advantages to scribing the No-Maj way
  • Save Sickles by ordering fashionable shoes
  • How to nurture your dragon eggs
  • The Rise of Quodpot in USA: How did this broom sport become so popular statewide?

1932

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  • Obscurus Books: Latest catalogue now available
  • Ask D. Shaman: Unravelling your innermost conundrums
  • Moon Calendar
  • Runes & Runes: All you need to know
  • National Weather
  • Who Will Triumph? Liu or Santos: Ministers vie for leadership
  • Exclusive
  • Editorial
  • All Eyes on Berlin
    • Minister Vogel: All Wizards are Welcome
  • Where is Grindelwald?: Searches Intensify across the world
  • Breaking News
  • Exclusive
    • Bloody Vampires!: 100 years after their rebellion!
  • Potions
  • Weather
    • Stunning blue rain cascades over Highgate
  • Jobs
    • Aurors, Aurors: We Need You! !Register Now!
  • Culture
    • Magical West End In Love with a Ghost - Opens
  • Awards
    • The Golden Wing Award Spelling Genius Awarded
  • Education

1991

The following are all the Daily Prophet articles from 1991.

POTION PRICES SLIP, MAY BE HEADED FOR DUNGEONS (2 September 1991)

[citation needed]

GRINGOTTS BREAK-IN LATEST[5] (6 September 1991)

12 September 1991

BREAK-IN AT GRINGOTTS: Gringotts' Security Breached

BY ANDY SMUDGLEY

A 1991 Daily Prophet front page

Believed to be the work of Dark wizards or witches unknown, Gringotts goblins, while acknowledging the breach, insist nothing was taken. The vault in question had, in fact, been emptied the very same day. "But we're not telling you what was in there, so keep your noses out if you know what's good for you", said a Gringotts spokesgoblin this afternoon. Gringotts now need to readdress their security system. Goblin security specialists are combing the land for a better breed of security dragon to replace the now deemed useless existing ones. They are even going as far as examining Muggle security systems. Gringotts need to get another security system in place before any more breaches occur. Wizards, witches all over the country are scratching their heads wondering how safe their money is in the so-called safest wizard bank. Head goblins are urging the wizarding community for calm.[6]

QUEEN'S CORGI TURNS INTO HAMSTER

Including articles: BREAK-IN AT GRINGOTTS: Gringotts' Security Breached, QUEEN'S CORGI TURNS INTO HAMSTER, OLDEST WIZARD IS 755, and UNFORTUNATE BROOM FLYER HIT BY MUGGLE HELICOPTER

The Muggles were left scratching their heads today as their Queen's corgi changed into a hamster. Luckily enough for us they just thought that the corgi had been stolen and a hamster put in it's place as a cruel joke. There if now a full scale hunt on for the real corgi which of course will not be found. The Ministry of Magic are looking into this matter. The Improper Use of Magic Office have a few suspect they are questioning about the incident. A motive for the attack if not known but further attacks on public Muggle figures would not help us one bit. The International Federation of Warlocks is also meeting to discuss the incident. The Daily Prophet will keep you up to date on further news on that story tomorrow.[7]

OLDEST WIZARD IS 755

Barry Wee Willie Winkle celebrates his 755th birthday in style tonight throwing a huge party for all the wizards and witches he has ever known. 30 million are expected to attend tonignt.[7]

UNFORTUNATE BROOM FLYER HIT BY MUGGLE HELICOPTER

[8][7]

HANDSOME POLTERGEIST SAYS 6 IS A LUCKY NUMBER (25 December 1991)

1992

The following are all the Daily Prophet articles from 1992.

1 September 1992; Evening Prophet

Flying Ford Anglia Mystifies Muggles.png
FLYING FORD ANGLIA MYSTIFIES MUGGLES
An article written by Andy Smudgley, covering the Muggle-sightings of the Flying Ford Anglia.[9][10]

WOMEN FLOCK TO LOCKHART SIGNING

Gilderoy Lockhart, six solid months at the top of the best seller list was in Flourish and Blotts yesterday signing his new book "Magical Me". The bookstore was crammed full of admiring fans most of which were women. Gilderoy Lockhart Wizard Extraordinaire, bewitches and bedazzles us yet again with another toe-nail-bitting account of his heroic encounters with the dark side. Wrestled with werewolves, defied demons, battled bests, Gilderoy's bewildering bravery never ceases to amaze in this magical masterpiece.[11]

THE FAMOUS DUO (2 September 1992)

"The Famous Duo"

Lockhart & Potter pose for crowds at Flourish and Blotts book store.[12]

ENQUIRY AT THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC[13] (25 December 1992)

1993

The following are all the Daily Prophet reports from 1993.

MINISTRY OF MAGIC EMPLOYEE SCOOPS GRAND PRIZE[14] (31 July 1993)
BLACK STILL AT LARGE[15] (6 August 1993)
"That is Sirius Black, that is."
Stan Shunpike[src]

9 September 1993

SIRIUS BLACK SIGHTED

Left column: SIRIUS BLACK SIGHTED; right column: AZKABAN SECURITY ENQUIRY: MINISTER UNDER PRESSURE

BY E. LIMUS

Sirius Black, the most infamous prisoner — from Azkaban, — has been sighted in Dufftown by an astute Muggle. The Muggles think that he is just an ordinary criminal, they don't have a clue how dangerous, powerful and vindictive Black can be.

The female Muggle communicated, via a machine called Telephone, the Muggle Crime Watchers Hotline, and immediately the Ministry of Magic Witch Watchers was informed. Minister Cornelius Fudge was taken by surprise and sent hundreds of Witch Watcher Special Forces to the Village, but when they arrived there he was gone. Minister was absolutely disappointed to lose Sirius Black. The situation got worse when hundreds of Dementors turned up making the small Dufftown population quiver in panic. It took more than 4 hours for the Special Force to tranquillise what was a great shock for those […]

Sirius Black, escaped from Azkaban Prison, […] wizard community very apprensive and maybe in panic, the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, has already asked to all the Wizards to be really careful and act with caution and to not attempt to use magic against him. The Minister only asks to notify immediately by owl the Ministry of Magic or the Witch Watchers Sirius Black Hot[line].[16]

AZKABAN SECURITY ENQUIRY: MINISTER UNDER PRESSURE

BY A. FENETRE

Azkaban Security Officials and Very Important Wizards has been putting the Minister under pressure. They want Sirius Black recaptured as soon as possible, this is making the Minister very preoccupied and worried. Cornelius said to The Daily Prophet that is doing his best and has been appealing to the Wizard community to help and also has been […]

[…] all support to this issue, and we also appeal to our community to be attentive and alert, and especially very vigilant. And is very important to remember. Do Not Attempt to use Magic against him. He is really threatening and he is full of anger. So please be extremely carefull and avoid to be out til late hours in the evening and try to avoid desert places.[16]

1994

The following are all the Daily Prophet articles from 1994.

SCENES OF TERROR AT THE QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP (23 August 1994)
An article written by Rita Skeeter, covering the event of the reappearance of the Dark Mark at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[17]
FURTHER MISTAKES AT THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC (2 September 1994)
"[…] Mr Weasley appears to have rushed to the aid of "Mad-Eye" Moody, the aged ex-Auror who retired from the Ministry when no longer able to tell the difference between a handshake and attempted murder. […]"
— Draco Malfoy reading this article aloud.[src]
An article written by Rita Skeeter, reporting the incident in which Arthur Weasley, representing the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office, aided ex-Auror "Mad-Eye" Moody, tussling with Muggle policemen over a number of highly aggressive dustbins.[18]

RITA SKEETER INTERVIEWS HARRY POTTER

"He's choking back tears..."
Rita Skeeter[src]

I suppose I get my strength from my parents. I know they'd be very proud of me if they could see me now....Yes, sometimes at night I still cry about them, I'm not ashamed to admit it....I know nothing will hurt me during the tournament, because they're watching over me...." Harry has at last found love at Hogwarts. His close friend, Colin Creevey, says that Harry is rarely seen out of the company of one Hermione Granger, a stunningly pretty Muggle-born girl who, like Harry, is one of the top students in the school.[citation needed]

1995

The following are all the Daily Prophet articles from 1995.

DUMBLEDORE'S GIANT MISTAKE (January 1995)
An article written by Rita Skeeter, with certain information gained when she was in her Animagus form. The article left Rubeus Hagrid in the state of distraught for sometimes, resulted in Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank to be brought in as the substitute to teach Care of Magical Creatures during the time being.[19]

HARRY POTTER'S SECRET HEARTACHE (1995)

Further information: HARRY POTTER'S SECRET HEARTACHE from Witch Weekly

Rita Skeeter's article on Harry Potter after the first task on the 1994 Triwizard Tournament

BY RITA SKEETER

Miss Granger, a plain but ambitious girl, seems to be developing a taste for famous wizards. Her latest prey, sources report, is none other than the Bulgarian Bonbon Viktor Krum. No word yet on how Harry Potter is taking this latest emotional blow.[20]

Ministry Witch Still Missing – Minister for Magic Now Personally Involved

Reward - 1000 for finding Bertha Jorkins.[citation needed]

Article depicting Ministry of Magic witch Bertha Jorkins still missing.[21]

Mystery Illness of Bartemius Crouch

"[…] hasn't been seen in public since November […] house appears deserted […] St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries decline comment […] Ministry refuses to confirm rumours of critical illness […]"[21]

HARRY POTTER "DISTURBED AND DANGEROUS" (24 June 1995)
Rita Skeeter's report about Harry Potter collapsing during his Divination class.

Nº 978999

Nº 978999

THE DAILY PROPHET COMPETITION: WIN A NIGHT IN TRANSYLVANIA

BOY WHO LIVED BOY WHO LIES?

THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR! SAYS THE MINISTER

Madam Marchbank Denies Links to Subversive Goblin Groups

DUMBLEDORE DEMOTED FROM CHIEF WARLOCK IN THE WIZENGAMOT

TRESPASS AT MINISTRY (2 September 1995)
MINISTRY SEEKS EDUCATIONAL REFORM

1996

MASS BREAKOUT FROM AZKABAN

"We have confirmed that ten high-security prisoners, in the early hours of yesterday evening, did escape. And of course, the Muggle Prime Minister has been alerted to the danger. We strongly suspect that the breakout was engineered by a man with personal experience in escaping from Azkaban; notorious mass murderer Sirius Black, cousin of the escapee Bellatrix Lestrange."
Cornelius Fudge's statement.[src]

MINISTRY FEARS BLACK IS "RALLYING POINT" FOR OLD DEATH EATERS

Mass Breakout from Azkaban

The Ministry of Magic announced late last night that there has been a mass breakout from Azkaban. Speaking to reporters in his private office, Cornelius Fudge, Minister for Magic, confirmed that ten high-security prisoners escaped in the early hours of yesterday evening, and that he has already informed the Muggle Prime Minister of the dangerous nature of these individuals. "We find ourselves, most unfortunately, in the same position we were two and a half years ago when the murderer Sirius Black escaped," said Fudge last night. "Nor do we think the two breakouts are unrelated. An escape of this magnitude suggests outside help, and we must remember that Black, as the first person ever to break out of Azkaban, would be ideally placed to help others follow in his footsteps. We think it likely that these individuals, who include Black's cousin, Bellatrix Lestrange, have rallied around Black as their leader. We are, however, doing all we can to round up the criminals and beg the magical community to remain alert and cautious. On no account should any of these individuals be approached."[citation needed]

TRAGIC DEMISE OF MINISTRY OF MAGIC WORKER

St Mungo's Hospital promised a full inquiry last night after Ministry of Magic worker Broderick Bode, 49, was discovered dead in his bed, strangled by a potted-plant. Healers called to the scene were unable to revive Mr Bode, who had been injured in a workplace accident some weeks prior to his death. Healer Miriam Strout, who was in charge of Mr Bode's ward at the time of the incident, has been suspended on full pay and was unavailable for comment yesterday, but a spokeswizard for the hospital said in a statement, "St Mungo's deeply regrets the death of Mr Bode, whose health was improving steadily prior to this tragic accident. We have strict guidelines on the decorations permitted on our wards but it appears that Healer Strout, busy over the Christmas period, overlooked the dangers of the plant on Mr Bode's bedside table. As his speech and mobility improved, Healer Strout encouraged Mr Bode to look after the plant himself, unaware that it was not an innocent Flitterbloom, but a cutting of Devil's Snare, which, when touched by the convalescent Mr Bode, throttled him instantly. St Mungo's is as yet unable to account for the presence of the plant on the ward and asks any witch or wizard with information to come forward."

HE-WHO-MUST-NOT-BE-NAMED RETURNS (19 June, 1996)

The Daily Prophet confirms that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named Returned

"He's back."
Cornelius Fudge[src]

In a brief statement Friday night, Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge confirmed that He-Who-Must-Not-Be Named has returned to this country and is active once more. "It is with great regret that I must confirm that the wizard styling himself Lord - well, you know who I mean - is alive and among us again," said Fudge, looking tired and flustered as he addressed reporters. "It is with almost equal regret that we report the mass revolt of the Dementors of Azkaban, who have shown themselves averse to continuing in the Ministry's employ. We believe that the dementors are currently taking direction from Lord - Thingy. We urge the magical population to remain vigilant. The Ministry is currently publishing guides to elementary home and personal defence that will be delivered free to all wizarding homes within the coming month."

Minerva McGonagall reading an issue of the Daily Prophet

The Minister's statement was met with dismay and alarm from the wizarding community, which as recently as last Wednesday was receiving Ministry assurances that there was "no truth whatsoever in these persistent rumours that You-Know-Who is operating amongst us once more." Details of the events that led to the Ministry turnaround are still hazy, though it is believed that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and a select band of followers (known as Death Eaters) gained entry to the Ministry of Magic itself on Thursday evening. Albus Dumbledore, newly reinstated headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, reinstated member of the International Confederation of Wizards and reinstated Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot, was unavailable for comment last night. He has insisted for a year that You-Know-Who was not dead, as was widely hoped and believed, but recruiting followers once more for a fresh attempt to seize power. Meanwhile the Boy Who Lived -[22]

THE BOY WHO LIES? FUDGE: "ALL IS WELL"

DUMBLEDORE: DAFT OR DANGEROUS?

FUDGE VOTED STYLISH WIZARD

POTTER, PLOTTER? LIAR TOO?

EXCLUSIVE: MINISTRY SEEKS EDUCATIONAL REFORM

New Era Dawns at Hogwarts

"With public confidence in Albus Dumbledore quickly dwindling, the Ministry of Magic has passed legislation giving itself an unprecedented level of control at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry."

ROMANIAN BEAST CLIMBING: "WIN A WEEKEND BREAK FOR 2!"

LEFT AND RIGHT TO MERGE

PARENTS ENDORSE MINISTRY MOVE

MINISTER FUDGE PUTS EDUCATION IN THE FRONT LINE

OVERWEIGHT MINISTRY WORKER CAUTIONED FOR HEAVY HEXING

VAMPIRE ADMITTED TO CASUALTY AFTER GARLIC BREAD OVERDOSE

AZKABAN MASS BREAKOUT

Mayhem at High Security Prison

MINISTRY ANGERS CENTAURS

MINISTER CORNELIUS FUDGE CANCELS HOLIDAY TO AVERT NATIONAL FEARS

SIRIUS BLACK MAN HUNT ORDERED

10,000 GALLEONS ON BLACK'S HEAD

DUMBLEDORE, POTTER VINDICATED

MINISTER TO RESIGN?

QUIDDITCH SEEKER IN DOPING DISGRACE

MEETING WITH MUGGLE PRIME MINISTER SCHEDULED FOR NEXT MONTH

UMBRIDGE SUSPENDED

Pending Investigation

NEW FAKE WIZARD - MUGGLES EXPOSED

HOGWARTS HEADMASTER REINSTATED

SPELLBOUND UNBOUND: ANOTHER TRAGIC SCANDAL HITS WITCH WONDER

Hermione Granger reading the Daily Prophet in 1996

The Daily Prophet in 1996

The following are all the Daily Prophet articles from 1996.


HARRY POTTER: THE CHOSEN ONE?

Rumours continue to fly about the mysterious recent disturbance at the Ministry of Magic, during which He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named was sighted once more. “We’re not allowed to talk about it, don’t ask me anything,” said one agitated Obliviator, who refused to give his name as he left the Ministry last night. Nevertheless, highly placed sources within the Ministry have confirmed that the disturbance centred on the fabled Hall of Prophecy. Though Ministry spokes wizards have hitherto refused even to confirm the existence of such a place, a growing number of the Wizarding community believe that the Death Eaters now serving sentences in Azkaban for trespass and attempted theft were attempting to steal a prophecy. The nature of that prophecy is unknown, although speculation is rife that it concerns Harry Potter, the only person ever known to have survived the Killing Curse, and who is also known to have been at the Ministry on the night in question. Some are going so far as to call Potter “the Chosen One,” believing that the prophecy names him as the only one who will be able to rid us of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The current whereabouts of the prophecy, if it exists, are unknown, although (ctd. page 2, column 5).[citation needed]

SCRIMGEOUR SUCCEEDS FUDGE

Rufus Scrimgeour, previously Head of the Auror office in the Departmentof Magical Law Enforcement, has succeeded Cornelius Fudge as Minister of Magic. The appointment has largely been greeted with enthusiasm by the Wizarding community, though rumours of a rift between the new Minister and Albus Dumbledore, newly reinstated Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot, surfaced within hours of Scrimgeour taking office. Scrimgeour’s representatives admitted that he had met with Dumbledore at once upon taking possession of the top job, but refused to comment on the topics under discussion. Albus Dumbledore is known to (ctd. page 3, column 2).[citation needed]

MINISTRY GUARANTEES STUDENTS’ SAFETY

Newly appointed Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, spoke today of the tough new measures
taken by his Ministry to ensure the safety of students returning to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft
and Wizardry this autumn. “For obvious reasons, the Ministry will not be going into detail about its stringent new security plans,” said the Minister, although an insider confirmed that measures include defensive spells and
charms, a complex array of countercurses, and a small task force of Aurors dedicated solely to the
protection of Hogwarts School. Most seem reassured by the new Minister’s tough stand on student safety. Said Mrs Augusta Longbottom, “My grandson, Neville — a good friend of Harry Potter’s, incidentally, who fought
the Death Eaters alongside him at the Ministry in June and —
[citation needed]

DARK MARK IGNITES UNPRECEDENTED WIZARD PANIC

BY R. ALMEIDUS[23]

DEATH EATER ATTACK TARGETS MUGGLES

GRINGOTTS RAID FAILS: HEXES FLY

GHOSTS DEMAND HOUSING BENEFITS

EXCLUSIVE: NEW MINISTER PROMISES SWIFT ACTION

FALLEN FROM GRACE MALFOY'S WIFE AND SON LEAVE TRIAL

AZKABAN'S LATEST RESIDENT

DEATH EATERS HOW THEY CHALLENGE SECURITY MEASURES

HARRY POTTER THE CHOSEN ONE?

BRIDGE COLLAPSE DEATH TOLL RISES

The Daily Prophet reports the attack of Death Eaters in Millennium Bridge in London.

1997

The following are all the Daily Prophet articles from 1997.

Article in defence of Muggle-borns (July, 1997)

BY CHARITY BURBAGE

"Not content with corrupting and polluting the minds of Wizarding children, last week Professor Burbage wrote an impassioned defence of Mudbloods in the Daily Prophet. Wizards, she says, must accept these thieves of their knowledge and magic. The dwindling of the pure-bloods is, says Professor Burbage, a most desirable circumstance... She would have us all mate with Muggles..."
Lord Voldemort.[src]

ALBUS DUMBLEDORE REMEMBERED (July, 1997)

BY ELPHIAS DOGE

Albus Dumbledore Remembered, by Elphias Doge

I met Albus Dumbledore at the age of eleven, on our first day at Hogwarts. Our mutual attraction was undoubtedly due to the fact that we both felt ourselves to be outsiders. I had contracted Dragon Pox shortly before arriving at school, and while I was no longer contagious, my pockmarked visage and greenish hue did not encourage many to approach me. For his part, Albus had arrived at Hogwarts under the burden of unwanted notoriety. Scarcely a year previously, his father, Percival, had been convicted of a savage and well-publicised attack upon three young Muggles.

Albus never attempted to deny that his father (who was to die in Azkaban) had committed this crime; on the contrary, when I plucked up enough courage to ask him, he assured me that he knew his father to be guilty. Beyond that, Dumbledore refused to speak of the sad business, though many attempted to make him do so. Some, indeed, were disposed to praise his father's action and assumed that Albus, too, was a Muggle-hater. They could not have been more mistaken: as anybody who knew Albus would attest, he never revealed the remotest anti-Muggle tendency. Indeed, his determined support for Muggle rights gained him many enemies in subsequent years.

In a matter of months, however, Albus's own fame had begun to eclipse that of his father. By the end of his first year, he would never again be known as the son of a Muggle-hater, but as nothing more or less than the most brilliant student ever seen at the school. Those of us who were privileged to be his friends benefited from his example, not to mention his help and encouragement, with which he was always generous. He confessed to me later in life that he knew even then his greatest pleasure lay in teaching.

He not only won every prize of note that the school offered, he was soon in regular correspondence with the most notable magical names of the day, including Nicolas Flamel, the celebrated alchemist, Bathilda Bagshot, the noted historian, and Adalbert Waffling, the magical theoretician. Several of his papers found their way into learned publications such as Transfiguration Today, Challenges in Charming and The Practical Potioneer. Dumbledore's future career seemed likely to be meteoric, and the only question that remained was when he would become Minister for Magic. Though it was often predicated in later years that he was on the point of taking the job, however, he never had ministerial ambitions.

Three years after we had started at Hogwarts, Albus's brother, Aberforth, arrived at school. They were not alike; Aberforth was never bookish and, unlike Albus, preferred to settle arguments by duelling rather than through reasoned discussion. However, it is quite wrong to suggest, as some have, that the brothers were not friends. They rubbed along as comfortably as two such different boys could do. In fairness to Aberforth, it must be admitted that living in Albus's shadow cannot have been an altogether comfortable experience. Being continually outshone was an occupational hazard of being his friend and cannot have been any more pleasurable as a brother.

When Albus and I left Hogwarts, we intended to take the then traditional tour of the world together, visiting and observing foreign wizards, before pursuing our separate careers. However, tragedy intervened. On the very eve of our trip, Albus's mother Kendra died, leaving Albus the head, and sole breadwinner, of the family. I postponed my departure long enough to pay my respects at Kendra's funeral, then left for what was now to be a solitary journey. With a younger brother and sister to care for, and little gold left to them, there could no longer be any question of Albus accompanying me. That was the period of our lives when we had least contact. I wrote to Albus, describing, perhaps insensitively, the wonders of my journey from narrow escapes from chimaeras in Greece to the experiments of the Egyptian alchemists. His letters told me little of his day-to-day life, which I guessed to be frustratingly dull for such a brilliant wizard. Immersed in my own experiences, it was with horror that I heard, towards the end of my year's travels, that yet another tragedy had struck the Dumbledores: the death of his sister, Ariana.

Though Ariana had been in poor health for a long time, the blow, coming so soon after the loss of their mother, had a profound effect on both of her brothers. All those closest to Albus - and I count myself one of that lucky number - agree that Ariana's death and Albus's feeling of personal responsibility for it (though, of course, he was guiltless) left their mark upon him forever more.

I returned home to find a young man who had experienced a much older person's suffering. Albus was more reserved than before, and much less light-hearted. To add to his misery, the loss of Ariana had led, not to a renewed closeness between Albus and Aberforth, but to an estrangement. (In time this would lift-in later years they re-established, if not a close relationship, then certainly a cordial one.) However, he rarely spoke of his parents or of Ariana from then on, and his friends learned no to mention them.

Other quills will describe the triumphs of the following years. Dumbledore's innumerable contributions to the store of wizarding knowledge, including his discovery of the twelve uses of dragon blood, will benefit generations to come, as will the wisdom he displayed in the many judgements he made while Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot. They say, still, that no wizard duel ever matched that between Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald in 1945. Those who witnessed it have written of the terror and the awe they felt as they watched these two extraordinary wizards do battle. Dumbledore's triumph, and its consequences for the wizarding world, are considered a turning point in magical history to match the introduction of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy or the downfall of You-Know-Who.

Albus Dumbledore was never proud or vain; he could find something to value in anyone, however apparently insignificant or wretched, and I believe that his early losses endowed him with great humanity and sympathy. I shall miss his friendship more than I can say, but my loss is as nothing compared to the wizarding world's. That he was the most inspiring and the best loved of all Hogwarts headmasters cannot be in question. He died as he lived: working always for the greater good and, to his last hour, as willing to stretch out a hand to a small boy with Dragon Pox as he was on the day that I met him.

DUMBLEDORE – THE TRUTH AT LAST? (27 July 1997)

WANTED FOR QUESTIONING ABOUT THE DEATH OF ALBUS DUMBLEDORE (4 August 1997)

Front-page article accompanied by a huge photograph of Harry Potter, falsely implicating him in the murder of Albus Dumbledore.[24]

MUGGLE-BORN REGISTER (4 August 1997)

The Ministry of Magic is undertaking a survey of so-called "Muggle-borns" to better understand how they came to possess magical secrets.

Recent research undertaken by the Department of Mysteries reveals that magic can only be passed from person to person when Wizards reproduce. Where no proven Wizarding ancestry exists, therefore, the so-called Muggle-born is likely to have obtained magical power by theft or force.

The Ministry is determined to root out such usurpers of magical power, and to this end has issued an invitation to every so-called Muggle-born to present themselves for interview by the newly appointed Muggle-born Registration Commission.[24]

EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM UPCOMING BIOGRAPHY OF ALBUS DUMBLEDORE (4 August 1997)

BY RITA SKEETER

Proud and haughty, Kendra Dumbledore could not bear to remain in Mould-on-the-Wold after her husband Percival's well-publicized arrest and imprisonment in Azkaban. She therefore decided to uproot the family and relocate to Godric's Hollow, the village that was later to gain fame as the scene of Harry Potter's strange escape from You-Know-Who.

Like Mould-on-the-Wold, Godric's Hollow was home to a number of Wizarding families, but as Kendra knew none of them, she would be spared the curiosity about her husband's crime she had faced in her former village. By repeatedly rebuffing the friendly advances of her new Wizarding neighbours, she soon ensured that her family was left well alone.

"Slammed the door in my face when I went around to welcome her with a batch of homemade Cauldron Cakes," says Bathilda Bagshot. "The first year they were there I only ever saw the two boys. Wouldn't have known there was a daughter if I hadn’t been picking Plangentines by moonlight the winter after they moved in, and saw Kendra leading Ariana out into the back garden. Walked her round the lawn once, keeping a firm grip on her, then took her back inside. Didn't know what to make of it."

It seems that Kendra thought the move to Godric's Hollow was the perfect opportunity to hide Ariana once and for all, something she had probably been planning for years. The timing was significant. Ariana was barely seven years old when she vanished from sight, and seven is the age by which most experts agree that magic will have revealed itself, if present. Nobody now alive remembers Ariana ever demonstrating even the slightest sign of magical ability. It seems clear, therefore, that Kendra made a decision to hide her daughter's existence rather than suffer the shame of admitting that she had produced a Squib. Moving away from the friends and neighbours who knew Ariana would, of course, make imprisoning her all the easier. The tiny number of people who henceforth knew of Ariana's existence could be counted upon to keep the secret, including her two brothers, who had deflected awkward questions with the answer their mother had taught them: "My sister is too frail for school."

Next week: Albus Dumbledore at Hogwarts – the Prizes and the Pretence.[24]

SEVERUS SNAPE CONFIRMED AS HOGWARTS HEADMASTER (1 September 1997)

Severus Snape Confirmed as Hogwarts Headmaster

Severus Snape, long-standing Potions master at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, was today appointed Headmaster in the most important of several staffing changes at the ancient school. Following the resignation of the previous Muggle Studies teacher, Alecto Carrow will take over the post while her brother, Amycus, fills the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts professor.
"I welcome the opportunity to uphold our finest Wizarding traditions and values –"
[25]

HEADLINES FROM HISTORY!

Popular stories from the past

'HE-WHO-MUST-NOT-BE-NAMED RETURNS'; 'DOLORES UMBRIDGE APPOINTED FIRST EVER HIGH INQUISITOR'; 'HARRY POTTER: THE CHOSEN ONE?'; 'POTTER: PLOTTER?'; 'FLYING FORD ANGLIA MISTYFIES MUGGLES';

Read your history today.[citation needed]

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Marriage of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour

The Prophet dutifully announces the marriage of Bill Weasley, son of Molly and Arthur Weasley (currently a Ministry employee) to Fleur Delacour, graduate of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic.[citation needed]

MINISTRY MOVE TO PROTECT WIZARDS

Article addresses the creation of the 'Muggle-Born Registration Commission'. The presumption is that Muggle-borns are likely to have obtained magical power by theft or force.[citation needed]

DOLORES UMBRIDGE TO PROTECT WIZARDING WORLD

Announcement congratulating Dolores Umbridge, Senior Undersecretary to the Minister, on her promotion to Head of the Muggle-born Registration Commission - following what many believe to have been a wildly successful stint revolutionising the educational process at Hogwarts.[citation needed]

PUREBLOODS AND MUGGLE-BORNS: WIZARDS ALL?

Editorial apologising to readers for a recent article by Charity Burbage in which she defends the wizard status of Muggle-borns. Ms Burbage seems to be in hiding, having resigned her position as Muggle Studies teacher at Hogwarts.[citation needed]

DUMBLEDORE - THE TRUTH AT LAST? (1/4)

This interview with Rita Skeeter celebrates her tell-all book about Albus Dumbledore, whish allegedly "[strips] away the popular image of serene, silver-bearded wisdom".Yes,'The truth has finally come out.' quoted a wizard from the International Confederation of Wizards.[citation needed]

MORE TRUTHS ABOUT DUMBLEDORE! (2/4)

Part two of a series of interviews with Rita Skeeter cast light on her new book about Dumbledore. In this interview, she discounts his discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood, and argues that his famous duel against Grindelwald was not quite the impressive confrontation legend suggests.[citation needed]

DUMBLEDORE - THE TRUTH AND THE LAD! (3/4)

In part three of a series of interviews with Rita Skeeter, she proudly states that her close bond with Harry Potter gave her great insight into his relationship with Dumbledore.[citation needed]

DEATH, LIES AND DUMBLEDORE! (4/4)

Article implying that Harry Potter had something to do with Dumbledore's death.[citation needed]

SCRIMGEOUR STEPS DOWN

Article announces the official Ministry position that Pius Thicknesse is to take over as the Minister for Magic following Rufus Scrimgeour's resignation.[citation needed]

WIZARDS RESCUE BANKING AT GRINGOTTS

Article announcing the fact that Gringotts is now, at least partially, under wizard control - and assuring the wizarding public that their financial future is now secure.[citation needed]

BAD WEATHER - FREAK OF NATURE

Editorial rebutting rumours that bad weather has been the result of some Dark magic as totally unfounded.[citation needed]

WIZARDING WIRELESS NETWORK INVADED

Ministry alert that unauthorised broadcasts on the Wizarding Wireless Network should be reported to the authorities immediately, as they contain dangerous propaganda.[citation needed]

2008

The Daily Prophet reporting another magical-Muggle collision

NOTME? THE MINISTRY OBLIVIATED 400 MUGGLES!

The Ministry had to Obliviate more than four hundred Muggles after all the statues in Trafalgar Square hopped off their pedestals and danced a jig. No one's claimed responsibility, but it must have been NOTME.[26]

2010–2011

N.O.T.M.E. STRIKES NEAR HOGWARTS!

Three students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry were cleared of all charges, after initially being suspects in a brazen attack in Hogsmeade. According to lead investigator Linderina Crane, the dangerous display was undoubtedly the work of the anarchist organisation known as NOTME, despite the fact that no Muggles were present to witness the event.[26]

HOGWARTS HOOLIGAN! SON OF NOTORIOUS BLOODY PAGES

This article was written by Rita Skeeter and told the story of the Page family members being criminals.[26]

2014

Articles about the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (12 April to 10 June 2014)

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Norway Versus Ivory Coast

A series of articles written by Quidditch Correspondent Ginny Potter were published in the Daily Prophet, occasionally the Sunday Prophet and Evening Prophet, to report the first round and Quarter-finals of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup.[27][28]

PLACE YOUR BETS WITH LUDO BAGMAN (2 July 2014)

Depicting Ludovic Bagman's rating for and analysis of the four national Quidditch team in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup semi-finals: Brazil, USA, Japan, and Bulgaria.[27][28]

Articles about the 2014 Quidditch World Cup semi-finals (4 July to 6 July 2014)

DUMBLEDORE'S ARMY REUNITES AT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP FINAL (8 July 2014)

An article written by the Daily Prophet’s Gossip Correspondent, Rita Skeeter, on speculations of members of Dumbledore's Army, along with advertising her new biography, Dumbledore's Army: The Dark Side of the Demob, at the end of the article.[27][28]

PLAY-OFF FOR THIRD PLACE (9 July 2014)

QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP FINAL (11 July 2014)

Behind the scenes

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Wizarding World
  2. Wonderbook: Book of Spells
  3. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite - Registry: Mysteries.
  4. Writing by J. K. Rowling: "Scottish Rugby" at Wizarding World
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 8 (The Potions Master)
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Daily Prophet prop auction from Bonhams
  8. (see this image)
  9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 5 (The Whomping Willow)
  10. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
  11. Harry Potter: The Exhibition - Flickr account of Thomas
  12. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) - GBC version
  13. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 12 (The Polyjuice Potion)
  14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 1 (Owl Post)
  15. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 3 (The Knight Bus)
  16. 16.0 16.1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
  17. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 10 (Mayhem at the Ministry)
  18. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 13 (Mad-Eye Moody)
  19. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 24 (Rita Skeeter's Scoop)
  20. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
  21. 21.0 21.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 27 (Padfoot Returns)
  22. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  23. (see this image)
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 11 (The Bribe)
  25. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 12 (Magic is Might)
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Quidditch World Cup 2014: Daily Prophet reports from Pottermore (via The Internet Archive)
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Quidditch World Cup enhanced reading experience at Pottermore
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