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James Murdoch steps down from the board of News Corp over ‘disagreements over editorial content’ 

BREAKING NEWS: James Murdoch resigns from board of News Corp citing ‘disagreements over certain editorial content published by the company’s news outlets’

  • James Murdoch sent his letter of resignation from the News Corp board Friday
  • He cited disagreements over ‘certain editorial content’ published by the company’s news outlets as his reason for departure
  • News Corp is the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and News UK 
  • James had been on the board of directors since 2013 and previously served as CEO of 21st Century Fox from 2015 to 2019 

James Murdoch has announced he is stepping down from the board of News Corp, the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and News UK.

‘My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions,’ he said in a statement on Friday. 

Murdoch, the younger son of Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch, had been on the board of directors since 2013. 

He previously served as the CEO of 21st Century Fox from 2015 to 2019.     

Murdoch did not go into detail over his differences with the media company however, he has been critical of its platforms in the past.

James Murdoch, the younger son of Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch (pictured together in 2013) announced he is resigning from the board of News Corp

Most recently in January, Murdoch and his wife Kathryn spoke out against the family business for promoting climate change ‘denials’ during Australian bushfire crisis.  

The pair released a statement saying they were ‘disappointed’ by the coverage of the fires by Fox News and other News Corporation outlets. 

‘Kathryn and James’ views on climate are well established and their frustration with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage of the topic is also well known. 

‘They are particularly disappointed with the ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia given obvious evidence to the contrary,’ their statement read. 

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