Margaret Sullivan ripped the "shameless propaganda outfit" days after the release of a damning New Yorker exposé.
She has big shoes to fill, as predecessor Margaret Sullivan raised expectations for the role.
Veteran journalists Debra Adams Simmons and Elizabeth Spayd are said to be among the finalists.
She's ending her four-year term early, taking her expertise to The Washington Post where she’ll be a media columnist.
Too often, the media's lack of diversity is blamed on minorities themselves.
The book should be required reading by members of the media. It might get them to think twice as they are preparing what will be endless columns on Clinton until the election.