James Murdoch resigned from the board of News Corp., citing editorial 'disagreements'

James Murdoch

  • James Murdoch, the eldest son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch,
    made an abrupt exit from the board of directors at News Corp. on
    Friday, citing “disagreements” with certain editorial content from
    the company.
  • “My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial
    content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other
    strategic decisions,” Murdoch wrote in his brief two-sentence
    resignation letter dated July 31.
  • The Murdoch family controls two major media companies — News
    Corp. and Fox Corp., the parent company of Fox News and the Fox
    Broadcasting Co.
  • His resignation came six months after he slammed News Corp. and
    Fox News for promoting climate-change skepticism amid the
    Australian bushfires earlier this year.
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James Murdoch, the eldest son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch,
abruptly resigned from the board of News Corp. Friday, according to
a
company statement
.

“My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial
content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other
strategic decisions,” Murdoch wrote in his brief two-sentence
resignation letter dated July 31.

The Murdoch family controls major media companies — including
News Corp. and Fox Corp., the parent company of Fox News and the
Fox Broadcasting Co.

His resignation came six months after he slammed News Corp. and
Fox News for promoting climate-change skepticism amid the Australia
bushfires that devastated parts of the country earlier this
year.

“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,” a spokesperson for Murdoch and his
wife told
The Daily Beast
at the time.

“They are particularly disappointed with the ongoing denial
among the news outlets in Australia given obvious evidence to the
contrary,” the spokesperson added.


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James Murdoch resigned from the board of News Corp., citing
editorial 'disagreements'