Son of Rupert Murdoch resigns from board of News Corporation

Son of Rupert Murdoch resigns from board of News Corporation

Son of Rupert Murdoch resigns from board of News Corporation

James Murdoch has resigned from News Corp's board, citing disagreements over certain editorial content published by the company's media outlets, the news publisher disclosed in a regulatory filing on Friday.

The Murdoch empire is divided between News Corp and Fox Corporation, the umbrella company for Fox News, which has been run by James' brother, Lachlan, following the departure of Roger Ailes amid numerous allegations of sexual assault from women at the network.

According to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr Murdoch informed the company he was resigning from the Board of Directors with immediate effect.

The 47 year-old has recently been critical of his father's business and its media coverage.

His breaking off his ties with the family's other company is a big moment for the Murdoch family and the people who watch it closely. In January, he and his wife, through a spokesperson, said they were disappointed with the denial of the link to climate change in coverage of Australia's destructive wildfires in News Corp-owned papers in Australia.

The pair said: "We're grateful to James for his many years of service to the company".

Fox News is now housed under the Fox Corporation, a separate business entity from News Corp.

The Murdoch family also owns Fox Corp., which is the parent company of Fox News.

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