An answer to my last question said:

"There was also a mention of [an] Evening Prophet in Half-Blood Prince but it isn't clear if it's a real newspaper or just [the] Daily Prophet's edition."

Is it known which one is correct?


Per the latest release of information from Pottermore:

"There is only one wizarding newspaper in Britain, discounting such small circulation publications such as The Quibbler. The Daily Prophet, whose headquarters are in Diagon Alley, is delivered by owl on a daily basis to nearly every wizarding household in Britain. Payment is effected by placing coins in the pouch tied to the paper-owl's leg.

Occasionally (when something particularly interesting or exciting happens, such as the illegal flight of a Ford Anglia the length of Britain) an Evening Prophet edition will be rushed out."

In the films, the masthead for the Evening Prophet is also basically identical to that of the Daily Prophet.

enter image description here

Notably, the pottermore website also mentions a "Sunday Prophet" and includes a small photograph on the same page. Since the paper is generally known as 'The Prophet' to the various characters, it's highly likely that any newspaper calling itself "The ...something... Prophet" would be connected.

enter image description here

  • Um... isn't that the same Pottermore quote I provided in my answer? May 17 '14 at 16:30
  • @dvk - Yes, but not everyone has a pottermore account.
    – Valorum
    May 17 '14 at 16:31
  • Yes, that's why I included the screenshot :) May 17 '14 at 16:36
  • Also, Sunday Prophet isn't really clear as far as being a Daily's edition. I posted it as a question: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/56473/… May 17 '14 at 16:37
  • 3
    @DVK - Some people like to read more than just the quote, they want to read the context and surround as well :-)
    – Valorum
    May 17 '14 at 16:39

According to Pottermore's "New Content from JKRowling" (Book4/Chapter18/Moment2 - Daily Prophet), it's the latter:

enter image description here

  • There's also a "Sunday Prophet", mentioned in OotP Chapter 38, but I haven't been able to find a definitive proof of it also being an edition of Daily one. The only good evidence is that this Quidditch article from Pottermore has a Sunday date. May 17 '14 at 16:20
  • It's referenced on the pottermore website (see screenshot here; i.stack.imgur.com/a4rLw.png
    – Valorum
    May 17 '14 at 17:11

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.