In journalism, local news refers to news coverage of events in a local context which would not normally be of interest to those of other localities, or otherwise be of national or international scope.
The term "hyperlocal" is sometimes used to refer to news coverage of community-level events usually overlooked by mainstream media outlets. The increased usage of digital media devices (e.g. photo and video cameras, audio recorders), blogs, new media, and participation in social media, has made hyperlocal media content more widely available.
Tim Lindgren has used the term "place blogging" to describe weblogs that focus on events and people with a hyperlocal scope.
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^ Tim Lindgren, "Blogging Places: Locating Pedagogy in the Whereness of Weblogs," Kairos 10.1, Fall, 2005