Harry Potter moment of the week is a meme started by Uncorked Thoughts. The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object, quote etc. from the books/films/J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related.
I’m a little late this week, but better late than never, right? This week’s the topic is…favourite newspaper in the series.
Okay, I’m going to say The Daily Prophet. Yes, I know, it treated Harry pretty badly, not to mention Sirius and Dumbledore, but that was rogue reporters and editors, and not the newspaper as a whole.
I’m probably taking this week’s meme a little seriously, but I’m a journalist, and my industry has been going through some tough times over the last few years. I know that papers are rarely bad, it’s the people who work for them that can make them bad, and luckily they are in a small minority.
I think The Daily Prophet was a bad paper for a while, but that was down to Rita Skeeter and then the Ministry feeding the paper propoganda. I like to believe that once the paper sorted itself out, it went on to become a proper investigative, trustworthy source of news.