(1)Traditionally, legal learning has been viewed in such institutions as the special preserve of lawyers, rather than a necessary part of the intellectual equipment of an educated person.
评析： 从全句角度去把握意思，而非拘泥于某二个词，是做翻译不便于完结的程度。本句有institutions和preserve 都轻松混淆如何管理。
入眼：rather than 的含义是选项关系
1.①Politics or, more broadly, the functioning of the state, is a major subject for journalists.②The better informed they are about the way the state works, the better their reporting will be.③In fact, it is difficult to see how journalists who do not have a clear grasp of the basic features of the Canadian Constitution can do a competent job on political stories.
2.①Furthermore, the legal system and the events which occur within it are primary subjects for journalists.②While the quality of legal journalism varies greatly, there is an undue reliance amongst many journalists on interpretations supplied to them by lawyers.③While comment and reaction from lawyers may enhance stories, it is preferable for journalists to rely on their own notions of significance and make their own judgments.④These can only come from a well-grounded understanding of the legal system.
(2) On the other, it links these concepts to everyday realities in a manner which is parallel to the links journalists forge on a daily basis as they cover and comment on the news.
1.广义上说：…, more broadly,…
2.对……缺乏清楚掌握：do not have a clear grasp of…
3.能独当一面专门的学问：can do a competent job
4.有些人过度重视某件事：there is an undue reliance amongst somebody on something
(3) But the idea that the journalist must understand the law more profoundly than an ordinary citizen rests on an understanding of the established conventions and special responsibilities of the new media.
评析： 表示因果关系的动词考研日常重复 ,有lie/rest/depend with/upon 一般翻成“取决于”，“信赖于”
6.某一个人更愿意做某一件事：it is preferable for somebody to do something
7.对首要事件的明白：notions of significance
8.对某件事的尽量理解：a well-grounded understanding of something
(4) In fact, it is difficult to see how journalists who do not have a clear grasp of the basic features of the Canadian Constitution can do a competent job on political stories.
1.①Politics or, more broadly, the functioning of the state, is a major subject for journalists.