James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board


The big picture: News Corp.is one of two media companies operated by the Murdoch family, the other being Fox Corp., the parent company of Fox News and the Fox broadcast network. He cites disagreements over editorial content published by the company's news outlets and other, unspecified strategic decisions.

James Murdoch attends the National Geographic 2017 "Further Front" network upfront at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in NY.

Former 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch filed a letter of resignation from the board of News Corp., on Friday in light of disagreements over editorial content published by the company-owned news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and New York Post. The resignation was effective Friday.

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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. While he no longer has an official position on either board, he retains his share of the Murdoch Family Trust, which has voting stakes in both companies.

News Corp also owns The Times, The Sun and The Sunday Times in the United Kingdom, as well as a stable of Australian newspapers, including The Australian, The Daily Telegraph and The Herald Sun. "We wish him the very best in his future endeavours".