A reporter in a rural district of India uses WhatsApp to broadcast local news — and makes money doing it

Ask someone for the local news in the Pilibhit district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh — near the Nepal border and 135 miles away from the state’s capital of Lucknow — and you’ll occasionally get the answer: “Look on WhatsApp!” That’s the platform one local reporter is using to build a subscriber-driven news[…]