If American journalism sites think they have it bad trying to get nonprofit status, try being in the UK, where group keeps striking out with charity commission.
"While the granting of nonprofit status to new nonprofit news sites in the U.S. had slowed to a crawl until a year or so ago, the attainment of such status in the UK has apparently been even more difficult. In 2012, a House of Lords Communications Committee report actually appealed to the Charity Commission for 'greater clarity on which activities related to the media—in particular, investigative journalism—are charitable in the current state of the law.' But the commission declined to provide such clarity, writing that each application would be considered on its own merit and that it had 'no current plans to consider this issue further in a policy context unless an application for registration raising this issue is made.'" -- Ruth McCambridge, the Nonprofit Quarterly