Jule Banville

Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor Jule Banville began teaching at the School of Journalism in 2009 as an adjunct professor before joining the full-time faculty in the fall of 2011. She teaches feature writing, editing, elements of news writing, introduction to reporting, intermediate audio and advanced audio.

Before she began teaching, Jule worked for newspapers, public radio and ran the editorial for a website covering the Rocky Mountain West. Before moving to Missoula, she was the assistant managing editor at Washington City Paper, the alternative newsweekly serving the District of Columbia. She was a daily news reporter at the Erie Times-News in Erie, PA, for a decade. She’s published several articles about the news business for altweeklies.com.

She also worked as a radio producer for WNYC, the New York NPR station, as part of the original staff that launched “The Next Big Thing.” She continued work in radio as independent producer for various national radio shows, including Marketplace and Weekend America. 

She earned her bachelor’s degree in political journalism from Mercyhurst University in Erie and her master’s in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in NYC.

At UM, she serves on the Faculty Senate and on the board of KBGA, the student-run radio station. She also helps run the statewide high-school journalism contest.

Jule is married to fellow faculty member Lee Banville and is a mom to two girls.