A focused investigation of how rapidly evolving advances in communication technology are impacting the profession of public relations in a global environment. The fundamental strategic mission of public relations as an executive function aimed at long-term relationship and reputation management will be explored in various organization contexts, including but not limited to not-for-profit, non-profit, community, governmental, professional services, as well as proprietary consumer and business product/services. The key tactics appropriate to relationship development and management with a variety of stake-holder groups, including but not limited to employees, members, volunteers, regulators, legislators, community activists, investors, charities, as well as consumer/customers, will receive explicit scrutiny. Offered intermittently. Prerequisite: COM 24200.