was an afternoon daily tabloid newspaper
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in the city of Adelaide
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, South Australia
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The newspaper was established in 1869 as the Evening Journal
. In 1933, a controlling stake was taken by The Advertiser
, controlled by the Herald and Weekly Times. HWT sold off The News
in 1949, and Sir Keith Murdoch
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took control of the paper two years later. It was the main asset passed to his son Rupert
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upon his death. It was the latter's first media interest and commenced the foundation of what was to become News Limited
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and subsequently the international media conglomerate, News Corporation
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Later Murdoch acquired the city's other local newspaper, the morning daily broadsheet, The Advertiser
in 1987. Rupert Murdoch sold The News
that year and many of its journalists moved to The Advertiser
. The News
closed in 1992.