Is the future of newspapers non-profit status?

“Steve Coll, a veteran journalist of The Washington Post who is now a
New Yorker staff writer, proposed in his New Yorker blog Think Tank
that nonprofit will and should be in the future of newspapers because
it will foster “the professional, civil-service-style, relentless
independent thinking, reporting, and observation that developed in big
newsrooms between the Second World War and whenever it was that the end
began—about 2005 or so.”