There's nothing like a power outage for the soul of a newsroom.
Journalists use their wiliest resiliance to defy the odds and produce on deadline. No matter how challenging human dynamics often are, there is something about an outage that builds an exceptional bond.
I'm several time zones away from a massive power outage in the Vancouver downtown that may take another day to restore, but the Sun and Province newsrooms used technology (mainly the Canadian-developed BlackBerry) to get the papers out overnight. Thankfully generators revived the production system by Monday afternoon, but not before many hours of production had been lost. Still only a fragment of the newsroom is fully wired and humming.
Here is a Sun accounting of how it got done, typically reserved in its storytelling about what people had to do to report and edit.