A Maine Sunday Telegram reporter who investigated how for-profit online education companies are affecting Maine’s digital education efforts is among the winners of the 64th annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. Colin Woodard will be awarded the 2012 George Polk Award for Education Reporting for a two-part report published Sept. 2 in the Maine Sunday Telegram. Winners also include journalists from Mother Jones, Bloomberg News, The New York Times, CBS News, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and “Frontline.” The awards were announced Monday. The Polk Awards are among the top prizes in U.S. journalism. They were created in 1949 in honor of CBS reporter George W. Polk, who was killed while covering the Greek civil war. This year’s awards will be given out April 11.