News Corp. Forms Diversity Council

News Corp. the parent company of Fox News but more widely known as one of the largest media conglomerates in the world has formed a new diversity council.

The AP reports the announcement comes after talks with the NAACP and other civil rights organizations after the controversial chimp cartoon ran earlier this year in the NY Post.

The cartoon was said to parody President Obama comparing him to a dead chimpanzee.

Cartoonists said they didn’t mean to make fun of the President.

Activists said it showed a lack of cultural sensitivity, and also underscored the need for more diverse newsrooms.