I checked out the job page of NYT out of personal interest to see whether more clues of the backend systems they build and use.
Java and Ruby are the two main languages used in NYT's web development.
Java is my least favourite language due to its inefficiency and the company behind Java, Oracle
NYT uses React which is a relief given how disastrously inefficient the rest of their web stack is; however, a customised/cutdown implementation of React would be even more efficient.
With this information, a developer can see where content and packages are causing bottlenecks and work to create solutions to alleviate the bottlenecks within the website delivery.
The New York Times is the best paper with the best poltical information
I would like to see it take its web development to the next level