James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board over ‘disagreements’ about news coverage

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

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

In a statement provided by a News Corp spokesman, Rupert and Lachlan said, Were grateful to James for his many years of service to the company.

The resignation will take effect immediately.

James Murdoch had already left his family's other company, 21st Century Fox, partly due to his disgust with Fox News, which falls under it. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

News Corp's brands include the Dow Jones - the parent company of the Wall Street Journal, Barron's and MarketWatch - as well as the New York Post, Storyful and Australian publications the Australian, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, among others.

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News Corp also publishes major papers in Australia and the United Kingdom and owns the HarperCollins book publisher. Youngest and liberal-leaning son James has had issues with editorial content before in the broader family busines that also controlls Fox News.

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

And, during a stage interview at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit in October 2019, Murdoch replied "uh, no" when asked if he still watches the network that he once ran.

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