a.k.a. hyperlocal sites -or- citizen journalism
A blog that focuses on news events and items that cover a particular neighborhood in great detail -- and in particular, places that might be too physically small or sparsely populated to attract much traditional media coverage. Because of this, many people have associated "placeblogs" with the term "citizen journalism," which refers to news gathering and reporting done by non-journalists.
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon