While a few hundred bloggers crammed into a Bellagio suite at the so-called Bloghaus during CES in Las Vegas might strike a cynic as more like scary reality TV than new journalism, there is still undeniably something new and deeply fascinating about how easy and inexpensive it has become to do live remotes from breaking events. Services like Mogulus let you deliver things for free — like a worldwide live video broadcast, even a mobile one, with multiple geographically-separate participants — that broadcast and cable TV still ration out in drip-drip fashion.
Update: Just to be clear, because I’ve gotten a few emails on this, but I know about Justin.tv, uStream, Stickam, and the like. In the above comment I was partly highlighting this whole class of live video services, using Mogulus us as example, but there are admittedly some uniquely appealing things about Mogulus. Most importantly, at least from my point of view, it lets you think like a show producer/director, with two-enders, crawls, and other such necessary arcana of “real” TV newly possible on the cheap.