RUMORED; publicly -, currently- -rumored, - reported; many-tongued; rife, current, floating, afloat, going about, in circulation, in every ones mouth, all over the town.
HAVING NEWS VALUE, newsy [colloq.], snappy [slang].
AS THEY SAY; as the story -goes, - runs; it is said.
BY TELEGRAPH, by cable, by radio [colloq.], by wireless [colloq.].
Airy tongues that syllable mens names.Milton
Master! master! news, old news, and such news as you never heard of.Taming of the Shrew
Some tell, some hear, some judge of news, some make it.Dryden