James Murdoch, co-chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox Inc.
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“My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company’s news outlets and certain other strategic decisions,” Murdoch said in a letter announcing his decision.
James Murdoch did not specifically say what editorial content he disagreed with. However, in January, a News Corp spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Beast that he had been frustrated with coverage on climate change.
“They are particularly disappointed with the ongoing denial among the news outlets in Australia given obvious evidence to the contrary,” the spokesperson said at the time, referring to James and his wife Kathryn.