James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

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

James Murdoch resigns from news publisher News Corp's board

In a filing to United States regulators, he said he also disagreed with some "strategic decisions" made by the company.

His resignation is the strongest sign yet that Murdoch, 47, has broken ideologically from his family's media holdings, which include the cable news channel that he once had oversight over.

James Murdoch, the youngest son of Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from the board of the family's newspaper assets, News Corporation, according to a regulatory filing.

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It also owns The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times in the UK.

The company owns The Wall Street Journal, known for its conservative editorial page, and Rupert Murdoch has counseled world leaders, espousing his philosophy, but son James over the years has moved to the left.

James Murdoch has said he doesn't watch the company's flagship news channel, Fox News, and he's criticised News Corp's coverage of wildfires. "We wish him the very best in his future endeavours".

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Outside of News Corporation, the 89-year-old media mogul also owns 20th Century Fox and the Fox network, including Fox News.

News Corporation also owns the New York Post in the USA and the Dow Jones brand, which includes financial brand the Wall Street Journal.

James and Lachlan had shared power at 21st Century Fox, but the sale of much of the Fox entertainment business to Disney in 2019 saw James depart as CEO.

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