Board Due To Differences Over Editorial Content

James Murdoch wearing glasses FILE James Murdoch co-chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox Inc. pauses during a panel session at the Cannes Lions International Festival Of Creativity in Cannes France on Thursday

What he's saying: "My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company's news outlets and certain other strategic decisions", Murdoch's letter reads.

James Murdoch, brother of News Corp head Lachlan Murdoch, is leaving the company, citing disagreements over editorial content.

Ina filing with the SEC, News Corp. said it has "received a letter from James R. Murdoch tendering his resignation from the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board"), effective immediately". 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. "We wish him the very best in his future endeavours".

Fox News is now housed under the Fox Corporation, a separate business entity from News Corp.

They have also spoken of particular disappointment about climate change denial in Murdoch-owned Australian outlets.

James Murdoch once told Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Radhika Jones that he does not watch Fox News, and has called opinion programming on USA cable news not "terribly helpful".



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