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James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board

On Friday, News Corp announced that member of the board James Murdoch has resigned citing 'disagreements' over editorial content as the reason. James is the fourth child of the billionaire founder of News Corp, Rupert Murdoch.

News Corp is a media conglomerate that owns publications such as 'The Wall Street Journal' in the U.S and 'The Times', 'Sunday Times' and 'The Sun' newspapers in the U.K. They also have media interests in Australia including 'The Daily Telegraph', 'The Herald', and 'The Courier Mail'.

Last year, Rupert Murdoch sold the entertainment assets of its broadcast network under Fox Corp to The Walt Disney Company. The company owns Fox News and Fox broadcast network. In the past, James Murdoch has publicly criticised Fox News over its coverage and views.


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