James Murdoch quits News Corp board over editorial content 'disagreement'

James Murdoch wearing a suit and tie CEO of 21st Century Fox James Murdoch speaks at National Geographic's Further Front Event at Jazz at Lincoln Center

James Murdoch resigned from the board of News Corp on Friday, citing disagreements over editorial content at the company founded by his father, conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

While tendering the resignation, Murdoch also cited differences over certain strategic decisions of the company.

James Murdoch once told Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones that he does not watch Fox News, and has called opinion programming on United States cable news not "terribly helpful". It owns an array of publications across the US, UK and Australia including the Times, the Sunday Times, the Sun newspapers, the New York Post, the Australian, the Daily Telegraph, the Herald Sun and The Courier-Mail.

James Murdoch has been stepping away from a lot of his roles at the companies, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Rupert Mudoch's younger son headed 21st Century Fox until a year ago when he left after Disney acquired most of the group's assets. In January, he and his wife, through a spokesperson, said they were disappointed with the denial of the link to climate change in coverage of Australia's destructive wildfires in News Corp-owned papers in Australia.

In a joint statement, James Murdoch's older brother, Lachlan, and their father, Rupert, expressed their gratitude to him for his service to the company and wished him the best for the future.

The Murdoch family also owns Fox Corp., which is the parent company of Fox News.

The News Corp board, following the resignation will now be reduced to 10 seats from 11 as per the company's filing.

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