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James Murdoch Resigns From News Publisher News Corps Board

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News Corp founder Rupert Murdochs son James is resigning from the family-controlled publishers board over content appearing in its newspapers, which include the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

“My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Companys news outlets and certain other strategic decisions,” James Murdoch wrote Friday in a brief letter to News Corps board that the company made public. The resignation was effective Friday.

James is known as the more liberal Murdoch brother. His more conservative sibling, Lachlan, is the heir apparent to New Corp Executive Chairman Rupert and is co-chairman of News Corp. Lachlan is also executive chairman and CEO of Fox Corp, home to conservative news network Fox News, the Fox broadcast and sports networks and local TV stations.

James Murdoch
James Murdoch at Jazz at Lincoln Centers Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, on April 19, 2017. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

New York-based News Corp also publishes major papers in Australia and the U.K. and owns the HarperCollins book publisher.

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. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”

James has previously criticized News Corps editorial decisions and said he disagreed with Fox News coverage. In January, he and hRead More – Source