JAMES MURDOCH RESIGNS FROM NEWS CORP
James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, resigned from the board of directors of the US-based media giant News Corporation. James Murdoch pointed to “editorial content disputes” in his resignation statement. According to the BBC report, “dispute over strategic decisions in the company” also played a role in resignation.
James Murdoch had previously criticized News Corp’s publications on climate change, owned by many media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal.
According to BBC North American reporter David Willis, political disputes have also emerged between father and son in recent years. Father Murdoch supported current conservative president Donald Trump. His son contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the campaign of Democrats’ presidential candidate, Joe Biden. Accordingly, with the departure of James Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch , who has a similar political line with his father, weight in the company will increase.