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Gregory Ferrell Lowe

Northwestern University in Qatar

Professor and Director of Executive Education


Areas of Focus

  • The digital turn in media industry development
  • Media management and economics
  • History and development of public service broadcasting


  • Applying management theories to media companies
  • Public service ethos and orientation
  • Strategic concerns for public sector media organizations
  • Challenges and developments in the digital media ecology


Lowe founded the RIPE international initiative for public service media in 2002 and serves as continuity director. He is a member of the leadership team of the International Association of Public Media Researchers, served as president of the European Media Management Association (2012-2016) and as chairperson of the World Media Economics and Management Conference (2018-2021).

Lowe worked 10 years for the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) as senior advisor for corporate strategy and Development (1997 - 2007) and established Finland's first graduate studies program in media management and economics at the University of Tampere (2008 - 2017). He joined Northwestern Qatar in 2018 as director of the communication program and currently is director of NU-Q's executive education program.