WOULD YOU RATHER… Work for the “Quibbler” or “Daily Prophet”? Let Us Know with #MNWYR
Before you answer, consider the following:
QUIBBLER: A wizarding tabloid published and edited by Xenophilius Lovegood, father of Luna Lovegood. Read about on Harry Potter Wiki.
- A great place to exercise your creative mind.
- Not a “stuffy” work environment.
- You could literally write just about anything you wanted, credible or not, and it would get published.
- On the “banned” reading list—briefly.
- Not a place to work to gain credibility in the journalistic world.
- If you are like Hermione, working for the Lovegoods might be more frustrating than fun.
- If you write credible articles, you might get turned down.
- As far as I’m aware, the Quibbler is back to its old, not banned but also wacky ways. A.k.a. there is not a good likelihood of widespread readership of your work.
DAILY PROPHET: Wizarding newspaper based in London. Read about on Harry Potter Wiki.
- As the primary source of news for British wizards, there is a large readership.
- Influential upon wizarding society.
- “Credible” work reference for future résumeé-building.
- Press access within the wizarding world—Quidditch World Cup, here I come!
- More readers equals more critics. If readers don’t like what you have to say, they could get nasty.
- The Ministry tends to lean on the Prophet, jeopardizing journalistic integrity.
- Working alongside the likes of Rita Skeeter.
- Unless you write with the “twist” the Prophet/Ministry is looking for, you’re not likely to get published.
There you have it. So WOULD YOU RATHER… work for the Quibbler or Daily Prophet? Respond in the discussion section or via Twitter with #MNWYR.