James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over editorial differences
Aug 02 2020
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.
Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corporation, and his other son Lachlan, co-chairman, issued a joint statement on Friday.
FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo, James Murdoch attends the National Geographic 2017 "Further Front" network upfront at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in NY.
James Murdoch has said he doesn't watch the company's flagship news channel, Fox News, and he's criticised News Corp's coverage of wildfires. "We wish him the very best in his future endeavors". "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 said in January.
News Corporation also owns the New York Post in the U.S. and the Dow Jones brand, which includes financial brand the Wall Street Journal.
Rupert Mudoch's younger son headed 21st Century Fox until past year when he left after Disney acquired most of the group's assets.