I don’t know for sure, but I suspect that it is out of the news, because there has been no new "news". Professional birders were very concerned about all of the Ivory Bill tourism, and I expect that if a scientist were to get a good picture of an Ivory Bill today, he may limit the release of information to a very short list of birders that he/she could trust to stay quiet.
Scientists are of mixed opinions as to how many organisms it takes to have a breeding population. It is not like Noah’s ark when a population can be rebuilt from a single pair. In birds, people who know far more than me have mentioned 25 or 30 pairs, but I understand that the condor population was rebuilt from a smaller number of actual breeders. In my own sheep flock of 20 to 25, I had problems when I ran it as a closed flock for just 3 generations.
If the Ivory Bill has survived on the edge of extinction for half a century, the breeding population has to very small. The loss of a single nest could wreck everything. Just one guy like 19th century photographer, A. R. Dugmore, author of the classic book, "Nature and the Camera" could be the doom of this woodpecker,if indeed any still exist. JMO