James Murdoch Exits News Corp. Board Over ‘Disagreements’ On Editorial Content
James Murdoch, the son of Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from the board of News Corp., according to the Hollywood Reporter.
- The former 21st Century Fox CEO cited “disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions” in his resignation letter on Friday.
- “James Murdoch had been on News Corp.'s board of directors since 2013,” the Hollywood reporter wrote.
- News Corp. is controlled by James’ father and the Rupert family, along with “Fox Corp., the parent company of Fox News and the Fox broadcast network, which was created after 21st Century Fox sold its entertainment assets to The Walt Disney Company.”
- After James stepped down as Fox CEO, his brother Lachlan Murdoch took over, and Rupert Murdoch became the chairman.
- Robert Thomson is the CEO of News Corp., “which owns the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, New York Post, News U.K. and newspaper and TV assets in Australia.”