News Corp: Rupert Murdoch’s son James quits firm

: CEO of 21st Century Fox James Murdoch speaks at National Geographic's Further Front Event at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 19, 2017 in New York City. Image copyright Getty Images

James Murdoch, the youthful son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from the board of News Corporation citing “disagreements over editorial content”.

In a submitting to US regulators, he stated he additionally disagreed with some “strategic decisions” made by the corporate.

The precise nature of the disagreements was not detailed.

But Mr Murdoch has beforehand criticised News Corp retailers, which embody the Wall Street Journal, for local weather change protection.

Representatives of Mr Murdoch and his spouse Kathryn have acknowledged the couple’s “frustration” with protection of the topic by a few of most influential Murdoch-owned information manufacturers, together with Fox News.

They have additionally spoken of explicit disappointment about local weather change denial in Murdoch-owned Australian retailers.

News Corp additionally owns The Times, The Sun and The Sunday Times within the UK, in addition to a steady of Australian newspapers, together with The Australian, The Daily Telegraph and The Herald Sun.