Revelation wrote:In "the good old days" we would have big write ups in aviation magazines with cross section views, lots of stuff to chew on.
In the good old days, those cross section views don't come out until the first production article is built or delivered, aka, somewhat matured.
You are probably right in terms if staffing. Many aviation news today are from bloggers with limited media presentation capabilities.
One final thing to consider is that both the T-X and the MQ-25 is being manufactured using Boeing's new proprietary digital manufacturing process, so perhaps Boeing is keeping the details close to the vest for competitive reason.
Finally, this Covid pandemic is restricting travel and media visits. You can only do so much reporting/investigating from your home office.