Rupert Murdoch's son James quits News Corporation board after 'disagreements over editorial content'

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The younger son of tycoon Rupert Murdoch has resigned from the board of News Corporation, the media empire which his father founded.

<p>James Murdoch, 47, cited "disagreements over certain editorial content" published by its news outlets and "other strategic decisions".</p><p>The nature of the disagreements and the news outlets have not been disclosed.</p><p>In January, Mr Murdoch and his wife Kathryn criticised the organisation's businesses for their "ongoing denial" of the climate crisis, as bushfires devastated large parts of Australia.</p><p>Mr Murdoch, who was a Harvard dropout and co-founder of a hip hop music label, was chief executive of 21st Century Fox from 2015 to 2019, before most of its assets were sold to Disney.</p><p>He also formerly held the positions of chief executive and later chairman of Sky, the owner of Sky News.</p><p>He said in a letter on Friday: "My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the company's news outlets and certain other strategic decisions."</p><p>Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corporation, and his older son Lachlan, 48, who is co-chairman, said in a joint statement: "We're grateful to James for his many years of service to the company.</p><p>"We wish him the very best in his future endeavours."</p><p>Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation owns media outlets across the globe including The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times - as well as Harper Collins Publishers in the UK.</p><p>News Corporation also owns the New York Post in the US and the Dow Jones brand, which includes financial publication The Wall Street Journal.</p><p>The Australian arm of the company also owns a number of local and national papers and broadcasters.</p><p>Rupert Murdoch, 89, is also chairman of Fox Corporation, which includes Fox News in the US.</p>