Bruce Winges is the retired editor of the Akron Beacon Journal. Winges retired after more than 11 years as editor and 37 years at the newspaper, including a variety of editing positions and time on the business side of the company. Winges became vice president and editor of the Beacon Journal in 2007. Prior to that, he served as deputy managing editor. He has held a number of positions at the Beacon Journal since 1982, including executive news editor, assistant managing editor for technology and night managing editor.
Since Winges became editor in 2007, the Beacon Journal has been named the best newspaper in Ohio by both the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists and the Press Club of Cleveland. The staff also won the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Winges is president of the Akron Press Club. He is treasurer of the Ohio News Media Association, and serves on Ohio Coalition for Open Government board and the Professional Advisory Board for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University.Winges also is on the board of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Photographic Society.