I like to beat up on NYT reporters as much as anyone—they haven't had a good financial reporter since Peter Truell, and Gretchen Morgenson is awful. But let's not kid ourselves: the NYT can put together some amazing graphics. I wish there was a page on the NYT's website for just graphics (or as Barry Ritholtz would say, "chart porn"). I know virtually nothing about how newspapers operate, so I don't know if that's something the NYT farms out or does in-house. Whoever does it, they're top-notch.