James Murdoch Resigns From Board of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp

James Murdoch resigned on Friday from the board of News Corp, stepping aside from his final formal role within the media empire of his father, Rupert Murdoch.

“My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions,” Mr. Murdoch, 47, wrote in his resignation letter, which News Corp disclosed in a filing shortly after close of business on Friday.

News Corp is the newspaper arm of the Murdoch kingdom, publishing influential broadsheets like The Wall Street Journal as well as powerful tabloids, including The Sun of London and The New York Post. The company also oversees several papers in Britain and Australia.

A spokeswoman for Mr. Murdoch declined to comment further on Friday about the reasons for his departure, saying the letter “speaks for itself.”

James Murdoch is the younger brother of Lachlan Murdoch, the media executive who was named the head of Fox Corporation, which owns Fox News, Fox Business and the Fox television network, in 2018.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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