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Fran Jurga

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Freelance Writer — Freelance
As seen in: Freelance, Equus Magazine
Covers:  thoroughbred racing, equestrian sports, dressage, farrier, veterinary, horse health, hoofcare, horsecare
Doesn't Cover: finance, investments, real estate

My ears are up! Pro writer is tongue-tied about herself but never about horses! Equine health is my beat;follow @hoofblog, too. And yes,you can hire me! Pls do!

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Biography

Fran Jurga specializes in reporting on horse health and lameness problems, with a keen interest in the equine foot. She is founder, editor and publisher of Hoofcare & Lameness: The Journal of Equine Foot Science and manages its many print, media, and continuing education projects related to t...

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@franjurga — 5,693 followers, 9,225 tweets

Sep 21, 2017

Breaking in Boston: Post-mortem on late NFL star Aaron Hernandez showed most severe traumatic brain injury of someo…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/910959724312563712 

Sep 20, 2017

How great to see charities like Retraining Racehorses @RoRlatest + Willberry Wonder Pony @chiefchemopony are up for #FEIAwards this year! https://t.co/dSLIPRGO6D

Sep 17, 2017

Bravo to supporting actor @johnlithgow for his @TheCrownNetflix Emmy.What class to thank the real Winston Churchill;he portrays him so well! https://t.co/Gex84RkH1Q

Sep 17, 2017

Who's your pick to win @TheEmmys @CBS ?Thanks to @netflix + @Showtime, I'll cheer for faves The Crown, House of Cards, Genius, Homeland,SNL

Sep 17, 2017

Everyone knew her.Everyone loved her.Penny Chenery was the woman in the winner’s circle with a big smile on her face https://t.co/7mz8WsvGuV https://t.co/MmiEgeEV5o

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What was your first job as a journalist?

A ski report newsletter with an odd collection of useful information, weather, and mountain insider gossip!

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Absolutely. I owned an indestructible blue Selectric. It cost more than an iPad Air does now. It's probably still in use somewhere.

How is social media changing news?

That's an essay question! But it actually shouldn't change news, it should change how people use news.

American Horse Publications

2016 - Editorial and Design
From 1985 to 2016 (so far!), more than 20 awards including coveted "General Excellence" (equivalent to "best publication") and two awards for "best blog" as well as several second-place awards for The Jurga Report. Also: best cover design, best cover illustration, best cover photograph, feature graphic design, blog writing, web photography, multiple editorial categories and a special award for authoring best horse-related book.

Spot Castle Awareness Award

2011 - Equine laminitis awareness
Special award from the 2011 International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot for publicizing information on equine laminitis.