James Murdoch Is Out of Another Job

MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 25:  James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation, Europe and Asia, looks on during the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference at HVB Forum on January 25, 2011 in Munich, Germany. DLD brings together global leaders and creators from the digital world.  (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)
James Murdoch Photo: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch's youngest and increasingly sorry son has given up his spot on the board of Times Newspapers Holdings, which was established with the purpose of maintaining the editorial independence of The Times of London and The Sunday Times after News Corporation bought the papers in 1981. This is the latest in a series of resignations by James, who has stepped down from "dozens" of gigs (including his position as executive chairman of News International and on the boards of Sotheby’s and GlaxoSmithKline) in the apparently endless wake of last year's phone-hacking scandal.