New Brunswick (New Jersey) Times, September 23, 1911, page 1:
ATKINSON TO EDIT THE 'PHONE NEWS
cal Newspaper Man Selected for Important Post in Connection With Unique Plan to Furnish News by Telephone in Newark--Well Qualified.
When the New Jersey Telephone Herald inaugurates its unique telephone news service at Newark, on October 20, C. S. Atkinson, a newspaperman of this city, will be in charge of the news department as editor. The New Jersey Telephone Herald will mark a unique departure in the dissemination of news in the United States. By means of a patented device, which the company controls, subscribers of the Herald will receive the current news of the day at their homes or places of business. In short, the Herald will exercise all of the functions of a modern newspaper, without being printed.
According to the tentative schedule, the news will be distributed from 8 in the morning until midnight, interspersed with musical selections for the entertainment of the subscribers. There will be late news from London, the foreign capitals, Washington, Trenton, New York, and, of course, plenty of local news from the city of Newark. The schedule will be varied sufficiently to suit the tastes of all. When one does not care to listen there is no annoyance, but at stated periods certain kinds of news will be given over the lines that extend to the subscribers.
Started on the Times
Mr. Atkinson has been engaged in newspaper work for a number of years, having done his first work of that sort when sixteen years of age for the New Brunswick Times. He has served as correspondent for New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey newspapers in different parts of the state, and has an excellent reputation as an accurate and breezy writer. For six weeks Mr. Atkinson has been connected with Sunday Call of Newark, for which he has written and corresponded in various capacities for more than twelve years. For several winter seasons, Mr. Atkinson was the Washington correspondent of the Times, as well as other New Jersey newspapers.
Has Wide Experience.
He is an expert on military matters and rifle shooting, having reported some of the big rifle matches and state encampments for a number of years. He has also "covered" several national political conventions, as well as the sessions of the New Jersey legislature at Trenton. Mr. Atkinson has a wide acquaintance among public men of the country, as well as of the state, and is considered to be well qualified for the position he has accepted with the New Jersey Telephone Herald.
Mr. Atkinson and family will probably move from Highland Park to Newark in the near future.