News International executive chair resigns from post

Thursday, March 1, 2012

LONDON -- Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said James Murdoch is stepping down as executive chairman of the company's U.K. newspaper arm.

News Corp. said Wednesday James Murdoch has relinquished his position to focus on the company's international TV business.

James Murdoch and his role at the company have come under scrutiny amid Britain's phone-hacking scandal at Murdoch-owned titles.

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