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James Murdoch resigns from boards of The Sun and The Times

Following much criticism following the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World and News International, it has emerged that News International chairman James Murdoch has resigned as a director of News Group Newspapers, which publishes The Sun, and Times Newspapers , which publishes The London Times .

News Group Newspapers also published the now defunct News of the World.

It has transpired that Murdoch resigned as director of the companies in September, with some predicting that he could be set to leave the group altogether, and relocate to New York.

Murdoch has faced much scrutiny in recent months over his knowledge and involvement over phone hacking and police corruption allegations, and has faced the Media Select Committee on two occasions.

A spokesperson for News International has stated that he remains as chairman of that company, however.

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Stephen Lepitak is editor of The Drum, with responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day running of the content produced for the various platforms run by the publication. Over the years he has interviewed agency network bosses such as Sir Martin Sorrell, Maurice Lévy and Arthur Sadoun, as well as Cindy Gallop, Kim Kardashian, film directors James Cameron, Spike Jonze and producers Harvey Weinstein and Lord David Puttnam. With a keen interest in media and breaking news, Lepitak has been with The Drum since 2005 and is based across its UK, US and Asia operations.

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