James Murdoch exits News Corp board

Elaine LowAAP
James Murdoch has resigned from the News Corp board because of disagreements over editorial content.
Camera IconJames Murdoch has resigned from the News Corp board because of disagreements over editorial content.

James Murdoch, former chief executive of 21st Century Fox and son of Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from the News Corp board of directors because of “disagreements over certain editorial content” published by the company’s news outlets.

“My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions,” his brief resignation letter reads.

News Corp’s brands include Australian publications the Australian, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, and international publishers such as Dow Jones, which includes the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and MarketWatch, and the New York Post.

His father, the elder Murdoch, has been executive chairman of News Corp since 2013 after the company was separated from 21st Century Fox, and is the chairman of Fox Corp, which operates Fox News, Fox Sports, Fox Entertainment and Fox television stations.

His brother Lachlan Murdoch is the executive chairman and CEO of Fox Corp.

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