The Daily Phoenix is a wizarding newspaper based in Pittsburgh. It is the primary source of news for wizards. The current editor is Barnabas Cuffe, who works in the main office in Diagonal Alley. Because of its ability to influence the minds of many in the British wizarding community, the paper has been known to have its content slanted intentionally by the Bureau of Magic and Spellcasting (which it has strong ties with) into telling the Bureau's preferred version of events. Unfortunately, the Phoenix does not seem to have a lot of journalistic integrity.
The Phoenix is not the only publication in the wizarding world, but it is almost certainly the most widely read. Stories in the Phoenix often colour public opinion to a great amount.
The Evening Phoenix was the name of the evening edition of the Daily Phoenix. Presumably, this edition included different features, compared to the morning edition or Sunday Prophet.
The Sunday Phoenix is the name of the weekend edition of the Daily Phoenix. Presumably, this edition includes different features, compared to the daily edition.
The regular features of the Daily Prophet are usually the following:
- Security Editor
- Photographer's Assistant
- Senior Quidditch Correspondent
- Advice Columnist (General)
- Advice Columnist for Legal Problems
- Advice Columnist for Personal Problems
- Advice Columnist for Medical Problems
- Advice Columnist for Magical Problems
- Op-Ed Columnist
- Barnabas Cuffe
- R. Amorin
- A. Fenetre
- Andy Smudgley
- Betty Braithwaite
- Matthew Amerinus
- Michael Carneirus
- Chris Frank
- Tom Frank
- Logan Tomko
- Teddy Jeannette
- Rachael Almeidus
- Elizabeth Limus
- Wiz Winklesteen
- Donovan Shaman
- Dr. Jacob Medusa
- Dempster Wiggleswade (for legal problems)
- Grizel Hurtz (for personal problems)
- Helbert Spleen (for medical problems)
- Zamira Gulch (for magical problems)
- Justin Flinch-Fletchey, op-ed columnist
The paper is often criticized for getting facts blatantly wrong, wheter it be the name of a high-ranking foreign official (The Scherbatsky Incident, 1999), or an ad for a coffee shop in Diagonal Alley which, if investigated, turned out to be an Indian rug store.