An interesting site generally www.talkaboutlocal.org has a very relevant post on hyperlocalism and the future of journalism which you can find below:
Interesting how we struggle to find a new language for what has been such a core part of our being until the last hundred and fifty years or so. Hyperlocalism sounds so, well, so hyper! What about old words or some new words that are less hyped-up? All suggestions gratefully received!