Engagement. Conversation. Influence. Transparency. Trust. Public Relations teaches the best kind of public relations work - that which brings people together in active communication. As a text for introductory public relations courses, it matches the classics in covering fundamentals, but rather than tinkering with previous textbook outlines a bit and adding a touch of new media, this text integrates both technical and cultural shifts brought about by the rise of social media in a clear, engaging survey of public relations today.