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Andrew Leonard (born 1962) is an American journalist who writes features articles for San Francisco and contributes to Medium. He previously wrote for Salon.com between 1995 and 2014.
Leonard is credited with coining the term "open-source journalism". He has also written for Wired.
Leonard is the author of a book, Bots: The Origin of New Species, which the New York Times called a "playful social history of the internet". According to Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, also writing in the Times, the book is "deceptively profound". Bots was one of the first few books published by Wired's nonfiction publishing venture HardWired, launched in 1996.
For six years as a financial analyst for Salon.com, Leonard wrote a blog, How the World Works, covering topics such as speculation in the oil market, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, and immigration reform.
Leonard is the son of John Leonard, an American literary, television, film, and cultural critic.Leonard, Andrew (1998). Bots: The Origin of New Species. Penguin Group. ISBN 978-0-14-027566-7.