The Indiana University Media School is organizing a symposium around the launch of the fully digitized collection in IU’s Roy W. Howard Archive. This influential journalist and newspaper publisher ran the United Press and the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain in the first half of the twentieth century, and IU has housed a substantial collection of his papers since 1983.
JHISTORY is a network for journalism and mass communication historians to discuss and collaborate on academic and professional issues with one another, to send and receive job placement information, and to make contacts with other academics who share research interests.
I might be able to help you with info on NANA, if you'd like to contact me directly. I may also have info on the woman you are researching, as well, because I gathered info on many women who covered the Spanish Civil War as I researched my book. Here are links for more info: http://bit.ly/2Fw6oZD or http://amzn.to/women-warcos
Two of my books also include considerable NYC journalism history:
Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power (HarperCollins)
The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism (Fordham)
Additional suggestions from Bill Huntzicker:
Bradshaw James Stanford. "George W. Wisner and the New York Sun", Journalism History 6:4 (Winter 1979-80), 112, 117-21.
Brown Francis. Raymond of the Times. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1951.
Buchholz Michael. "The Penny Press, 1833-1861", in The Media in America. Wm. David Sloan and James Startt, eds., 3rd. ed. Northport, Ala.: Vision Press, 1996.
Carlson Oliver The Man Who Made News: James Gordon Bennett. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942.