James Murdoch has resigned from the board of his family's company News Corp today, citing "disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company's news outlets and certain other strategic decisions".
In a terse resignation letter, James Murdoch cited "disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company's news outlets and certain other strategic decisions".
James, who has publicly said there are "views I really disagree with on Fox", abandoned the company past year.
I hereby tender my resignation as a member of the Board of Directors of News Corporation (the "Company"), effective as of the date hereof.
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News Corp owns Dow Jones, the owner of the Wall Street Journal.
It's his last formal role in the company.
Earlier this year, Murdoch and his wife, Kathryn, issued a statement that criticized the way that News Corp publications had covered the issue of climate change.
James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board
Outside of News Corporation, the 89-year-old media mogul also owns 20th Century Fox and the Fox network, including Fox News. In a filing to United States regulators, he said he also disagreed with some "strategic decisions" made by the company.
A Harvard dropout and co-founder of a hip hop music label, the younger Murdoch was formerly chief executive of Twenty-First Century Fox, before most of its assets were sold to Walt Disney.
In 2017, he had donated $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League and had condemned certain comments made by the US President Donald Trump after a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va, WSJ reported.
"We're grateful to James for his many years of service to the company", they said.
The Murdoch family also owns Fox Corp., which is the parent company of Fox News.
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James Murdoch had served on the board alongside his father and older brother Lachlan Murdoch.