Andrew Leonard (born 1962) is an American journalist who writes features 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 .
- Jump up^ Leonard, Andrew (September 14, 2014). “How I switched sides in the technology wars” . Living room . Salon Media Group.
- Jump up^ Lievrouw, Leah (2011). Alternative and Activist New Media . Polity. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-7456-4183-6 . Retrieved 31 May 2013 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher (October 8, 1997). “Author Traces the Family Tree of Software Bots” . Orlando Sentinel (reprinted from the New York Times). (Subscription required)
- Jump up^ Biersdorfer, JD (August 10, 1997). “Virtual Bedlam” . New York Times.
- Jump up^ Huffstutter, PJ (September 16, 1996). “WIRED Magazine, Harpercollins Push Publishing to Digital Edge” . Daily News of Los Angeles. (Subscription required)
- Jump up^ Leonard, Andrew (May 31, 2013). “My Wikipedia hall of mirrors” . Salon.com . Retrieved May 31, 2013 .
- Jump up^ Olive, David (June 11, 2011). “What keeps Wall Street miscreants out of jail?” . Toronto Star. (Subscription required)
- Jump up^ Mitchell, Dan (June 21, 2008). “Fake Gems, Genuine Appeal”. New York Times. p. C5.
- Jump up^ Mitchell, Dan (September 15, 2007). “Broke but Still Borrowing” . New York Times. p. C5.
- Jump up^ Mitchell, Dan (April 1, 2006). “An Open Mind on Open Borders” . New York Times. p. C5.
- Jump up^ Miller, Laura (November 7, 2008). “Remembering John Leonard” . Salon.com . Retrieved May 31, 2013 .