James Murdoch quits News Corp

James Murdoch Steps Down from News Corp Board Over ‘Disagreements’ Over Editorial Content

Media scion James Murdoch quits News Corp board

News Corp, which is the parent company of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post, is controlled by billionaire Rupert Murdoch.

'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.

James Murdoch, 47, has recently been critical of his father's business and its media coverage.

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Rupert Murdoch's son James has resigned from the board of News Corporation, citing "disagreements over certain editorial content" published by the media empire's news outlets. The resignation was effective Friday.

News Corp also holds book publisher HarperCollins, as well as major Australian media companies, some of which drew backlash for what many saw as downplaying the role climate change played in the wildfires that decimated huge expanses of the continent in early 2020.

Representatives of Mr Murdoch and his wife Kathryn have acknowledged the couple's "frustration" with coverage of the subject by some of most influential Murdoch-owned news brands, including Fox News.

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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.

Rupert Mudoch's younger son headed 21st Century Fox until past year when he left after Disney acquired most of the group's assets.

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