Jim Furlong is a senior consultant for special projects with NTV News. In 2008, he retired from a journalism career that spanned more than a quarter of a century. Jim is formerly the Director of News and Current Affairs and can still be heard every night on the NTV Evening Newshour on Today in History. Jim has won a number of prestigious awards, including the Dan McArthur Award for News Excellence presented by the Radio Television News Directors Association of Canada. He has also earned recognition for his work from the Atlantic Journalism Awards. In 2001, his editorial on a tragic drowning in Pouch Cove was judged the best in Atlantic Canada and then the best in the country. During Jim’s tenure as News Director, the NTV Evening Newshour was also honoured by the RTNDA by being judged the best medium market newscast in Canada.