Editor of the Daily Prophet
Barnabas Cuffe was the editor-in-chief of the Daily Prophet, working in their main offices in Diagon Alley. While studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Cuffe must have either been a very good student, or possibly come from money, power, or has good stories to tell, as Horace Slughorn chose Barnabas to join his Slug Club. As a child, he was very interested in the news, and enjoyed Slughorn's exaggerated outakes on the Daily Prophet. He maintained a good relationship with Slughorn as he stated that Cuffe was always ready to take his owl on the days News.
The name "Barnabas" is the Greek form of an Aramaic name. In Acts in the New Testament the byname Barnabas was given to a man named Joseph, a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys. The original Aramaic is unattested, but it may be from בּר נביא (bar naviya') meaning "son of the prophet", though in Acts 4:36 it is claimed that the name means "son of encouragement". As an English name, it came into occasional use after the 12th century.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Barnabas Cuffe was portrayed by Roger C. Bailey in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- It is possible, as he was a former Slug Club member, that he attended the christmas party.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (First appearance) (Appears in photograph)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (Appears in photograph)
Notes and referencesEdit
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|Editor-in-chief: Barnabas Cuffe|
Security Editor: R. Amorin
Reporters: A. Fenetre · Andy Smudgley · Betty Braithwaite · Chief sports writer · E. Limaria · E. Limus · Emma Squiggle · M. Amerinus · M. Carneirus · R. Almeidas · Rita Skeeter
Columnists: D. Shaman · E. Limus · Dr. Medusa · Dempster Wiggleswade · Grizel Hurtz · Helbert Spleen · Zamira Gulch · Winkus Oddpick
Correspondents: Rita Skeeter · Ginny Potter
Photographers: Adrian · Bozo
Newspaper vendors: Paper-owls · Ministry of Magic newspaper vendor