CNN memo says network is analyzing Supreme Court coverage mistakes

Meredith Artley, vice president and managing editor of CNN Digital, sent a memo to staff this afternoon about the network's mistakes in today's coverage of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. "There are a lot of tweets, posts and pieces out there about our mistake. And more will come. Stay strong," she wrote. "We are not the story. The story is the story." || Read the memo after the jump. || Related: Memo from Washington bureau chief Sam Feist (Huffington Post)

This morning, starting at 10.08, we erroneously reported that the individual mandate was struck down by the Supreme Court. We published this across digital platforms, via email and on @cnnbrk. We reported it on our air.

We got it wrong and we take that very seriously.

We are actively discussing this mistake, analyzing and learning from it.

And we will carry on.

Just look at our sites at this very moment -- we have crafted a collection of outstanding stories that millions of people are reading and watching right now.

There are a lot of tweets, posts and pieces out there about our mistake. And more will come. Stay strong. This is the organization that has exposed and righted wrongs, that has brought knowledge and freedom to people worldwide. We made a mistake, as people and organizations sometimes do, and we swiftly and clearly corrected it.

We are not the story. The story is the story.

I want to sincerely thank everyone involved in the correction process for their focused effort and for their calm and clear heads.

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