When I hear this sentence, I hear it meaning, "I hear this information is surprising." But the learning material basically says it means, "I hear this information, I'm surprised by it." or "I'm surprised by hearing this information." Both of which mean the same thing, but has a different meaning from what I get from it when I hear it personally.
My problem understanding this is, if it means the last two sentences, I thought it would need a '的' like this: "我听到的这个消息很惊讶."
I'd be very grateful for clarification! Thanks!